The CalFresh Healthy Living, UC Program COVID-19 Response
Welcome to the CalFresh Healthy Living, UC website. The purpose of this site is to provide CalFresh Healthy Living (CFHL) funded UCCE programs with the support and resources needed to implement educational lessons and activities during the COVID-19 pandemic.
In addition to resources provided on this site, United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), Food and Nutrition Services (FNS) has acknowledged and suggested the following activities as possible ways to continue SNAP-Ed funded program work, as appropriate:
- Program - Online direct and indirect education development & delivery
- Evaluation - Data entry or data cleaning
- Administrative & Fiscal - Review FFY 2020 Budgets, development of FFY 2021 Budget, monthly ledger review and reconciliation
- Communication - Writing PEARS and UC Delivers success stories
- Professional Development - Online learning to build or enhance nutrition education delivery and physical activity skills
The CalFresh Healthy Living, UC State Office will keep you apprised of USDA, FNS and California Department of Social Services (CDSS) updates concerning program operation and protocols. We encourage staff to regularly attend scheduled meetings and submit questions or recommendations to help us customize our technical assistance through your State Office County Contacts.
COVID-19 Resource List
- Active NewsBeet
- Town Halls
- Other Meetings
- Making A Difference Video Library
- Three to five minute video clips on Program Activities.
- UC Davis Occupational Health and Safety “Ergonomic Tips for Telecommuting"
Considerable work is being accomplished in each county to shift the focus of the program from direct education to online programming in order to strategically address California’s growing population of CalFresh Healthy Living recipients. These unprecedented community needs will also be addressed programmatically as we shape the development of the 2021 CalFresh Healthy Living Plan.
- CalFresh Healthy Living, UC Guidance (Only available for UCCE staff. You must use your UC Davis e-mail to access these resources.)
- USDA FNS SNAP and SNAP-Ed COVID-19 Guidance
- UC ANR
- Nutrition Policy Institute (NPI)
Evaluation and PEARS Reporting
COVID-19 will – of course – impact the amount of evaluation data that can be collected in FFY2020. Especially evaluation tools like the Teacher Observation Tool and the Eating and Activity Tracking Survey (EATS) post-survey designed for collection at the end of the school year will not be possible. The Evaluation Team will be conducting mid-year evaluation check-in calls with each UCCE county/cluster program. The purpose of these calls is to review progress toward FFY2020 evaluation plans achieved prior to the “stay-at-home” order, discuss experience with new evaluation tools and identify evaluation-related adaptations, needs and technical assistance for the remainder of the year.
PEARS reporting of COVID-19 impacts will be systematized through the addition of a new COVID-19 impact data field which the Kansas State University (KSU) PEARS team has added. Guidance for reporting using this new field for the Program Activity, Indirect Education and Policy, Systems and Environmental (PSE) modules has been developed by the SIAs in collaboration with CDSS. Please see link below
PEARS data entry, data quality assurance and entry of success stories are also suggested reporting activities. For PEARS related questions please contact:
- Jennifer Quigley - Program Activity and Indirect Activity
- Angie Keihner - PSE and Surveys
- Barbara MkNelly - Partnership and Coalitions
- Andra Nicoli - Success Stories
State and Federal Resources
- California Department of Social Services
- California Department of Education
- California Department of Public Health
- State of California