PEARS New Users Information

CalFresh Healthy Living, UC (CFHL, UC) uses PEARS to report all program delivery data for our CFHL, UC program. PEARS, used throughout the State of CA, coordinates data collection on SNAP-Ed programming to ensure data quality and consistency throughout the state.

The California Department of Social Services (CDSS) oversees the data system and provides basic training to all PEARS Users in CA.

Coming Soon
  • PEARS Training

Recordings of all trainings are being recorded. Once all the trainings have been completed, CDSS will start captioning them and then release them for viewing.

  • Lesson 1 Introduction
  • Lesson 2 Program Activities
  • Lesson 3 Indirect Activities
  • Lesson 4 Partnerships
  • Lesson 5 Coalitions
  • Lesson 7 Success Stories
  • Lesson 8 Analyze

Technical Assistance

Program Activities

Indirect Activities

PSE Activities and Surveys

Partnerships & Coalitions

Success Stories

Melanie Alexander (530) 752-8942

Barbara MkNelly (530) 754-7796

Melanie Alexander

(530) 752-8942

Angie Keihner

(530) 752-8813

Barbara MkNelly

(530) 754-7796

Andra Nicoli

(530) 754-9059 

Frequently Asked Questions

The CalFresh Healthy Living, University of California staff have answered questions from our CalFresh Healthy Living, University of California PEARS Users and given examples if available to common issues and questions. If you do not see the answer to your question please feel free to email or call one of the PEARS experts in our CalFresh Healthy Living, University of California State Office for more assistance.

PEARS Office Hours 

PEARS COVID-19 Impact Field Office Hours

CalFresh Healthy Living References and Resources (CDSS)

PEARS Data Submission & Review Timeline

This is the timeline CFHL, UC has established for entering data on a quarterly basis into PEARS. Using the Quality Assurance quick check-tip sheet, the CFHL, UC State Office will provide quarterly review reports and data status to LIA’s quarterly.

PEARS Quarterly Review Schedule

All programmatic data should be entered into PEARS as it occurs throughout the fiscal year, or as soon as possible. The last day to enter new data into PEARS has typically been just a few days after the end of the fiscal year (September 30)

Resources for Quality Assurance