Nevada County is one of 20 selected statewide to participate in a community Nutrition Expansion Project, with funding from the United States Department of Agriculture, Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program-Education. The intent of the project is to educate the low income community about good nutrition and food safety. Jeff Brown the Director of the Health And Human Services Agency explains it is part of the new Cal-Fresh program, the new name for the food stamp program.
“Essentially going to our social services and our public health department to work to establish a nutrition action plan group in our community to really look at interventions and efforts to increase food security to those who are eligible to receive Cal Fresh or receive Cal Fresh.”
The $300 thousand dollars in funding this year will be made available for programming planning, and to carry out nutrition education. The program is scheduled to begin in early October.