Alameda County Nutrition Services

Announcement: Jan. 14, 2019

The California Department of Social Services (CDSS) today announced that CalFresh nutrition assistance benefits for the month of February will be issued early, to most client’s Electronic Benefits Transfer (EBT) accounts, on January 16, 2019. The early issuance of February benefits is necessary to access federal funds that no longer will be available as the federal government’s shutdown continues. See news release

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OUR VISION: We envision that all people live in safe, connected neighborhoods that offer fresh, affordable foods, are choosing active healthy lifestyles and are engaged in their communities.

OUR MISSION: We promote and support healthy eating and physical activity through committed partnership with communities to reduce chronic disease and improve long-term health.ACNS is a program of the Alameda County Public Health Department’s Community Health Services Division.

To reach our vision we partner with residents and community organizations to accomplish the following:

  • promote healthy eating and physical activity at health fairs and community events
  • conduct cooking and physical activity demonstrations
  • teach age-appropriate nutrition and cooking classes
  • implement safe routes to school initiatives
  • provide nutrition education in grocery stores
  • plant gardens with fruits and vegetables
  • develop and implement healthy food and beverage standards and wellness policies
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