Nutrition, Family, and Consumer Sciences
Butte Cluster Nutrition Education Programs collaborate with school and community-based partners, UC Master Gardeners and Farm Advisors, and 4-H programs to provide comprehensive, researched-based nutrition, garden and physical activity programming to diverse low-income communities. Recognizing that nutrition and physical activity behaviors are dependent on many factors including individual knowledge and skills and social determinants including access to resources, opportunities and regional and institutional policies, we work with partners to identify and address barriers to health and wellness.
The Butte Cluster Nutrition Education Program is proud to serve the counties of: Butte, Colusa, Glenn, Sutter, and Yuba. We are home to two nutrition education programs.
The CalFresh Healthy Living, UCCE program teaches people eligible for SNAP about good nutrition, how to make their food dollars stretch further, and how to be physically active at any age. Effective, evidenced-based nutrition education and physical activity classes are aligned with policy, systems and environmental change strategies to create long lasting community change.
Our CalFresh Healthy Living, UCCE program serves youth in grades K-8 and adults.
The Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program (EFNEP) assists limited-resource families gain the knowledge, skills, attitudes, and changed behavior necessary to choose nutritionally sound diets and improve their well-being.
Our EFNEP program serves adults.