Online Resources for the CalFresh Population is funded by the USDA/FNS via the California Department of Social Services. All resources are USDA/SNAP-Ed approved. Learn more about, the Mini Course, and Weekly Email Health Tips further below. 

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Online SNAP-Ed Recipes and Resources is a USDA-approved nutrition and recipe resource designed for low-income Californians and the organizations that serve them. Available in English, Spanish, and Chinese, it provides inspiration, tools, and community for individuals with varying levels of digital literacy, internet access, and culinary know-how. 

Website features include:

  • Ask a Dietitian
  • Meal Plans to help reduce food waste and meal costs
  • Local resource pages for each California county
  • Text recipe ingredients to your phone
  • Easy recipe yield change
  • Information about how to purchase, store, and prepare foods
  • Recipe commenting and social media sharing capabilities

Since launch in 2013, hundreds of partner organizations and thousands of users across the state have made their go-to online resource for recipes and nutrition messaging. About 15,000 Californians visit each month, spending an average of 5 minutes on the site and viewing 7.8 pages per visit. Mini Course

Online SNAP-Ed Direct Education

The Mini Course is a free nutrition course delivered entirely online. It includes 15 nutrition and healthy living topics that use as the main resource for easy, inexpensive recipes.

Agencies who would like to promote the Mini Course to their clients can request a custom referral code to track participants' progress and changes in confidence and intent to change.  Contact us to request a referral code and get more information about SNAP-Ed reporting requirements.

Using an engaging narrative structure, viewers are guided through everyday situations and join characters in making healthy decisions to develop healthy shopping and planning behaviors. Courses are designed for low-literacy audiences with beginning computer skills. Participants can earn up to three certificates of completion throughout the course. The course is available in English and Spanish and is accessible from both the homepage and by going to Weekly Email Health Tips

Subscription to weekly health tips via email

Designed to reinforce evidence-based nutrition messaging and spur health behaviors through emails once a week. Messages contain a healthy tip and link to a featured recipe. Available in English and Spanish.

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Download free print materials to use in your program from the Integration Toolkit, or order free materials from the online order form (available to SNAP-Ed funded programming in California only).