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By Sunny Baker – April 20, 2024

Del Norte CalFresh Healthy Living (SNAP-Ed) supports healthy, active and nourished lifestyles by teaching Del Norte residents about good nutrition and how to stretch their food dollars, while also building partnerships in communities to make the healthy choice, the easy choice.

Visit Del Norte CalFresh Healthy Living website and learn more about nutrition and physical activity resources and healthful tips. Let’s celebrate healthy victories that lead your families healthier and happier!

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Harvest of the MonthBEANS

Most people know that the fiber in beans will help your digestive system process and pass the the foods that you eat. Did you also know that beans contain a lot of Folate? Folate is a B vitamin that is important in red blood cell development, for cell growth and function, it is especially important during pregnancy. For some recipe ideas from, the USDA, featuring this awesome legume click HERE

Harvest of the Month is a great way to encourage your child to eat more fruits and vegetables at home. Click HERE for some tips and tricks to storing, preparing, and delicious varieties of yummy beans!

Harvest of the Month in the Classroom

This month students at our local head starts, Elk Valley, Infant Toddler Center, Pine Grove, Howonquet, and Yurok Tribal Head Start, were able to familiarize themselves with local beans for the Harvest of the Month. Beans from the farm “Beans Without Boarders” were available in the Local Harvest Box delivered right to the school kitchen for use in school meals. Harvest of the Month bags were distributed to each student to take home to their families with recipe cards and nutrition information. We received feedback from some of the parents that tried the recipes provided, they said it was amazing! So when we arrived in the classroom, the kids were already stoked about beans!

Click HERE to find out what they learned.

Del Norte County Library has Cookbooks!

CalFresh Healthy Living offers an exciting array of cookbooks and activity books suitable for all ages, fostering a spirit of wellness and creativity within the community. The collaborative effort with the Del Norte County Library not only promotes literacy but also enhances the accessibility of these valuable resources. It’s a delightful trifecta of benefits – promoting healthy living, supporting the local library, and fostering a sense of community well-being. Embrace this wonderful partnership by picking up your free resources at the library today!

Waste Not Weekly Program is a Community Food Council project to reduce food waste by gleaning from our neighbors’ garden or rescuing safe and nutritious foods from our local businesses. Every Thursday from 2-6 pm at the Pacific Pantry, 494 Pacific Avenue, these foods are available to anybody.

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