UCCE Contra Costa
Letter From Our Bay Area County Director
Partnering to support nutrition incentive programs at farmers markets provides increased access to healthy food for CalFresh recipients and generated over $380,000 in revenue for local farms. The Issue For low-income community members, CalFresh/SNAP...
New survey tool highlights promising Food Resource Management outcomes that improve families’ food security
Making Every Dollar Count participants reported running out of food before the end of the month significantly less often, suggesting an improvement in their families' food security. The Issue According to the California Association of Food Banks, one...
Remote YPAR program educates teens about the social determinants of health, contributing to healthy people and communities
Teens enrolled in Contra Costa County's virtual YPAR series gained knowledge about the social determinants of health and explored career trajectories to address critical health issues in their community. These projects help to increase community health...
Partnership with Kern County Southeast Neighborhood Partnership Family Resource Center increases families' food security
CFHL, UCCE Kern offers evidence-based food and nutrition education to 42 parents. Participants improved their food resource management and nutrition practices, contributing to UC ANR's public value of promoting healthy people and communities. The Issue...
Resilience and Innovation: CalFresh Healthy Living, UCCE partners with school districts to promote healthy living
UCCE Santa Barbara County educators partnered with P.E. teachers to boost enrolled classes by 53% during COVID-19 distance learning. About half of the students surveyed indicated intentions to drink more water and increase activity, contributing to...
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People develop financial attitudes and behaviors at an early age and today’s youth have significant spending power $211 billion a year in the US (http://www.statisticbrain.com/teenage-consumer-spending-statistics/). While youth are good at spending, various surveys on the financial literacy of teens, consistently report a grade of F or less than 69 percent. This issue is especially salient for limited-income youth and their families. From Tom Torlakson (California State Superintendent) to the US Mint, policy- makers, and organizations have been drawing attention to the need to equip young people to be the competent financial consumers and managers of tomorrow. Multiple groups have recently developed curriculums and programs to meet this need. However, many programs are not research-based, so it is unclear if they lead to financial literacy.
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