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
- SNAP Q&A COVID-19, Set #2
- CalFresh Healthy Living, Q&A COVID-19, April 2020
- CalFresh Healthy Living, July 2020 COVID-19 Guidance
- This guidance is based on the FNS guidance released on June 4, 2020, which was modified for the CFHL program.
- CalFresh Healthy Living Allowable Activities Webinar Q&A
These Q&As address questions from the CFHL Allowable Activities Webinar held on June 9, 2020.
- UC ANR
- Nutrition Policy Institute (NPI)
Physical Education & Physical Activity
This 2020-2021 School Reentry Considerations: K-12 Physical Education, Health Education, and Physical Activity document provides schools with recommendations and considerations for school reentry for K-12 physical education, health education, and physical activity. It is full of examples and links to resources for three models of learning: in-school instruction with physical distancing, distance learning, and hybrid learning. It also includes suggestions for equity, inclusion and accessibility; SEL; and trauma-sensitive learning environment. Use with the following companion documents:
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
- Guidelines for Entering Activities Impacted by COVID-19 in PEARS
- Delivery and Reporting Guidelines for Distance Learning during COVID-19
- Adult Distance Learning Guidance - Demographics | Recruitment | Tracking
- This guide will be updated with additional information as it becomes available.
- FFY21 Evaluation Changes due to COVID-19
- This document will be updated with additional information as it becomes available.
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