CalFresh Healthy Living

The Ventura County Public Health (VCPH) CalFresh Healthy Living, formerly know as the Nutrition Education and Obesity Prevention Program, offers a variety of free services that include nutrition and garden-based education workshops, healthy recipe demonstrations, physical activity opportunities, and resources for community members and service providers throughout Ventura County. Our work at the local level is guided by the California Department of Public Health’s (CDPH) CalFresh Healthy Living (CFHL) program and is part of ongoing efforts to improve the health of families and communities, especially those that are at greater risk of obesity, high blood pressure, and type 2 diabetes. 

Our Mission 

Through statewide, regional, and local partnerships, and program and policy initiatives, we promote healthy eating, physical activity, and food security with an emphasis on communities with the greatest economic and health disparities. 

At the local level, we collaborate with partners on policy, systems, and environmental (PSE) change efforts, and educate and empower community members to increase fruit and vegetable consumption, develop skills in growing fresh produce, choose healthy beverages, engage in regular physical activity, and improve their food security, with the goal of preventing obesity and other dietary related chronic diseases. 

Program Services 

The program offers a wide variety of nutrition education and physical activity opportunities and resources for community members and service providers. Many of our free services include:  

  • Nutrition class series and workshops 
  • Physical activity education and promotion 
  • Healthy recipe demonstrations and taste-testing activities  
  • Garden-based nutrition education and support 
  • Early childhood, school, and after school program youth education  
  • Rethink Your Drink activities and education 
  • Train-the-trainer workshops 
  • Technical assistance and resources for community gardens 
  • Walking clubs 

View our program flyer for more information! 

Partnerships and Collaboratives 

The Partnership for a Healthy Ventura County, an initiative of Ventura County Public Health, is a coalition-driven network that promotes community activities, policies, systems, and environmental changes that foster healthy eating and regular physical activity to counter rising obesity and its related chronic diseases with the goal of improving the health and well-being of Ventura County residents. To learn more and become involved, visit LIVE WELL VC, the official website of the Partnership for a Healthy Ventura County. 

Additional Resources 


USDA SNAP Funder Statement 

This material was funded by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program– SNAP. This institution is an equal opportunity provider. 

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Contact Information 

To inquire about program services, call (805) 981-6650. 

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