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Asian American CalFresh Healthy Living Implementation Guide
The Asian American CalFresh Healthy Living Implementation Guide serves as a resource for local health departments and/or organizations implementing SNAP-Ed with adult Asian American populations. Working within the framework of the USDA SNAP-Ed Guidance, this guide builds on the evidence base and lessons learned from Asian Pacific Islander Forward Movement (APIFM). Paired with local trainings and translated nutrition education materials, this guide will promote cultural responsiveness in program delivery for Asian American audiences. The guide also includes the results of a survey examining Asian American perceptions and practices according to the recommendations from the SNAP-Ed curriculum and resource guidelines, including Choose MyPlate, Rethink Your Drink, and physical activity.
CalFresh Healthy Living Share Table Implementation Guide
The CalFresh Healthy Living Share Table Implementation Guide was developed for those who work in public schools, are interested in reducing food waste, and addressing food insecurity among low-income students by implementing share tables. This guide highlights the work of two CalFresh Healthy Living funded partners (National Health Foundation and Lawndale Elementary School District) in Los Angeles County that were successful in establishing share tables. The first case study includes a step-by-step approach for initiating, implementing, and sustaining share tables in a high school setting with the involvement and engagement of high school students. The second case study describes how a school district supported and maintained already implemented share tables in elementary and middle schools.
Food Distribution Efforts in Los Angeles County Brief Release
The Nutrition and Physical Activity partnered with RAND Corporation to conduct an evaluation of a local food distribution project. The brief, Food Distribution Efforts in Los Angeles County, 2018 included key informant interviews with staff from eight DPH SNAP-Ed funded agencies that were working on food distribution, as well as intercept surveys with participants across five food distribution sites. The brief provides detailed information about participants’ experience with food distribution, as well as barriers, facilitators, and recommendations for agencies that are conducting food distribution.
Case Stories: School Wellness Policy Implementation and Gardens in Faith Based Settings
Ad Lucem Consulting developed case stories on school wellness policy and gardens in faith based settings to assist program planning and identify characteristics for effective implementation. Click here to access the case stories. Check out the video on the right to learn more about gardening in a faith-based setting.
2019 SNAP-ED LIA Forum Poster Sessions, Sacramento, CA
Live from LA! Leveraging Social Media to Promote Healthy Eating:
Fatinah Darwish, MPH, RD, Kiran Saluja, MPH, RD, Rigo Reyes, Denise Gee, MPH, RD, Carlos Portillo, Gabriela Gomez, Natalie Riguero, Judith Topete, Miria Soria, and Maria Beltran
In Los Angeles County, nearly 1 out of 3 households are food insecure. Participating in food assistance programs, such as CalFresh and Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) increases access to healthy foods and reduces food insecurity. Unfortunately, there are many misconceptions about who can participate that deter eligible people from accessing these programs. Read more about using social media to promote food assistance programs.
Learning from the Champions – Peer to Peer Educators in the Community
Xochitl Valdivia, MS, RD, and Tania Marquez, MPH
Peer educators have become recognized local leaders inspiring behavior change through delivery of engaging nutrition and physical activity education. To increase capacity and deliver services to SNAP-Ed eligible communities in a culturally appropriate manner, the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health conducted key informant interviews with peer educators throughout LA County. Read more about the interviews and results.
Advancing Community Prevention through the Champions for Change Peer-to-Peer Projects
The Prevention Institute examined SNAP-Ed peer-to-peer projects to better understand the facilitators and barriers to success, determine recommendations for improvement, and inform future program planning and service delivery. Download the full report (pdf).
Inspiring Healthy Communities: Empowering Youth in Los Angeles County