Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP),
SNAP-Ed Contact: Eva Coblentz
Nutrition Education and Outreach Bureau
744 P Street, MS 8-9-32
Sacramento, CA 95814
- Network for a Healthy California
Contact: Michele Y. van Eyken, MPH, RD
Assistant Chief for Programs
Nutrition Education and Obesity Branch
California Department of Public Health
1616 Capitol Avenue, Ste 74.535
Sacramento, CA 95814
PO Box 997377MS 7204
Sacramento, CA 95899-7413
Phone: (916) 552-9883
The CalFresh Program, federally known as the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), can add to your food budget to put healthy and nutritious food on the table. The program issues monthly electronic benefits that can be used to buy most foods at many markets and food stores.
The CalFresh Program helps to improve the health and well-being of qualified households and individuals by providing them a means to meet their nutritional needs.
For more information about eligibility requirements, click here .
To find out how to apply for benefits in your county, please call the toll free number 1-877-847-3663 (FOOD). To Apply Online: Benefitscal.com Website
The Community Activity and Nutrition Coalition (CAN-C) of Sonoma County is a group of individuals, professionals and community based organizations concerned about the nutritional health, activity level and well-being of the residents of our community. The group was formed in 1998.
The mission of CAN-C is to promote optimal nutritional and physical health for Sonoma County residents with an emphasis on children. The goals of CAN-C are carried out through sub-committees of the coalition and include:
- Increasing public awareness of nutrition and physical activity issues and potential solutions.
- Increasing opportunities for access to healthy foods and physical activity in all environments where children and adults live, work, learn and play.
- Advocating for health-focused policies and practices in school and community environments and empowering community members to do the same.
- Promoting proven effective practices for prevention and treatment of nutrition/inactivity-related health problems within local health care systems and ensuring their availability.
- Building collaborative relationships with government and community groups that support CAN-C objectives.
For more information about CAN-C or to become a member of the coalition, please contact Anthony Taylor, Co-Chair Anthony.Taylor@sonoma-county.org