CalFresh Healthy Living
New Resources for COVID-19
If you get CalFresh, you may get extra CalFresh benefits on your EBT card to help buy food during the COVID-19 pandemic crisis in April and May. Click here for more information.
- Apply for CalFresh online using GetCalFresh.com, or over the phone by calling 2-1-1.
- Food Assistance Resources during COVID-19 from the San Diego Hunger Coalition.
- Active Living Resources during COVID-19 on the Live Well @ Home website.
- CalFresh Healthy Living during COVID-19 information from the California Department of Public Health.
CalFresh Healthy Living Program
The CalFresh Healthy Living program is a federal and state partnership that supports nutrition education for persons eligible for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP). SNAP participants as well as those who are eligible (i.e., up to 185 percent Federal Poverty Level) receive education and resources to help them:
- consume healthy foods and beverages
- reduce consumption of less healthy foods and beverages, and
- increase physical activity.
CalFresh Healthy Living objectives are expected to prevent and reduce the leading risk factors for chronic diseases among the SNAP eligible population, such as poor nutrition and physical inactivity. These are two of the three risk factors described in the 3-4-50 concept. The 3-4-50 concept states that tobacco use, poor nutrition and physical inactivity are the three risk factors that contribute to the four major chronic diseases—cancer, heart disease and stroke, type 2 diabetes and lung disease—that lead to more than 50 percent of deaths in the region.
The Chronic Disease and Health Equity (CDHE) Unit is a provider of CalFresh Healthy Living services in San Diego County. Through CalFresh Healthy Living, the CDHE team collaborates with many locally contracted partners to help make San Diego County a healthier place to live, work, learn, play and worship. For information on current CalFresh Healthy Living partnerships, projects and programs taking place, please click project summary links below.
For more information about these programs, please visit LiveWellSD.org/HealthyWorks or contact us at (619) 542-4110.
This activity is a program of Live Well San Diego: Healthy Works and is implemented by the County of San Diego Health and Human Services Agency. Funded by USDA SNAP, an equal opportunity provider and employer. This work supports Live Well San Diego, the County’s vision for a region that is Building Better Health, Living Safely, and Thriving. For more information, visit www.LiveWellSD.org. Visit www.CalFreshHealthyLiving.org for healthy tips.
Webpage last updated 04/16/2020.