Nutrition Education and Food Security Resources
Nutition Assistance Resources in Santa Cruz County (pdf)
Community Food Hotline
The Community Food Hotline provides information and support to people who need food.
To learn more call: (831) 662-0991 or click these links Need Food?¿Necesita Comida?
EatFresh.org is a great online resource featuring:
Discover New Foods
Ask a Dietitian
Eatfresh.org also offers free online nutrition "mini courses"
Click the icons below for more information on MyPlate and to access USDA tip sheets.
Champions for Change
Join the movement of Californians who are becoming Champions for Change by:
Drinking more water and fewer sugary drinks.
Using CalFresh benefits to help buy healthier foods for your family.
Connecting with other Champions for Change!
Rethink Your Drink
The Rethink Your Drink Program’s primary goals are to:
Educate Californians about healthy drink options,
Help identify drinks with added sugar, and
Make the link between consumption of sugar-sweetened drinks and health risks.
In this way, the program hopes to shift consumption toward healthier, more affordable beverages, like water. At the same time, the Rethink Your Drink Program hopes to stimulate community-level partnerships and invite local environmental changes that will improve access, affordability and desirability of healthy beveragpes.
Healthy Eating Active Living Toolkit (HEAL Toolkit) -
This online Healthy Eating and Active Living Toolkit for Community Educators was created by the Nutrition Education and Obesity Prevention Branch of the California Department of Public Health so you and other community educators can easily teach low-income adults about healthy eating, including eating the recommended amounts of fruits and vegetables and enjoying physical activity every day. This Toolkit is available in English or Spanish.