California SNAP-Ed Contact Information
State Agency    
California Department of Social Services
Contact: Katie Lewis
Nutrition Education and Outreach Bureau, CalFresh Branch
744 P Street, MS 8-9-32
Sacramento, CA 95814
Phone: 916-654-1896
Implementing Agencies
California Department of Aging
Contact: Andrea Bricker
1300 National Drive, Suite 200
Sacramento, CA 95834
Phone: 916-419-7500
Catholic Charities of California, Inc.
Contact: Elisa Pehlke
1119 K Street, 2nd Floor
Sacramento, CA 95814
Phone: 916-706-1539
California Department of Public Health
Contact: Caroline Kurtz
Nutrition Education and Outreach Branch
1616 Capitol Avenue, MS 7204
PO Box 997377
Sacramento, CA 95814
Phone: 916-552-9908
University of California, Davis
Contact: David Ginsburg
UC CalFresh Nutrition Education Program
One Shields Ave.
1105 Meyer Hall
Davis, CA 95616-7413
Phone: 530-752-0555

California SNAP-Ed Program Web Sites

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California Practitioner Stories

The Potential for Shared Statewide Metrics
Map of California's 58 CountiesCalifornia has five SNAP-Ed State Implementing Agencies (SIAs), each of which has its own Local Implementing Agencies (LIAs) for reaching the SNAP-Ed population with education and obesity prevention interventions. The California Department of Social Services (CDSS) serves an oversight function and funds 6 county welfare departments. The California Department of Public Health (CDPH) funds 59 local health departments. The California Department of Aging has 19 area agencies on aging. UC CalFresh administers SNAP-Ed through UC Cooperative Extension in 31 counties. Catholic Charities of California has 11 local agencies across 24 counties. At the county-level, the LIAs jointly develop a single SNAP-Ed integrated work plan... full story.






SNAP-Ed Healthy Behavior Initiative Leads, Unexpectedly, to the Distinguished After School Health Recognition Program

California’s local and federal funding provides enrichment services in 4,500 SNAP-Ed eligible afterschool programs. To assess the potential of SNAP-Ed to introduce such efforts system-wide (ST5), the California Department of Public Health’s Network for a Healthy California worked with...full story.

Photograph of children from START performing at Cesar Chavez Park in Sacramento, California in 2014

Practitioner Stories demonstrate the use of the SNAP-Ed Evaluation Framework indicators in SNAP-Ed programs.

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