CalFresh Healthy Living


CalFresh Healthy Living Program

The CalFresh Healthy Living program is a federal-state partnership that supports nutrition education for many California Residents. Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) participants and individuals under 185 percent of the Federal Poverty Level can 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 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 Visit for healthy tips. 

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Webpage last updated 07/9/2021.