APSARA offer the direct nutrition education class to the San Joaquin resident since 2014. The direct nutrition education curriculum is the evidenced-based and was designed to increase consumption of healthy foods, decrease consumption of unhealthy foods and beverages, increase physical activity opportunities, and improve self-efficacy to promote change at the individual, family, and community as a whole.
Many of our participants are Cambodian American; they are suffering from type 2 diabetes, high cholesterol, hypertension, heart diseases and/or other chronic diseases. They are living in the community that has limited access to healthy foods and other community food programs. Therefore, it is very important to provide them with the information about family planning for healthy meals and encourage outdoor or indoor physical activities especially the children.
The project had provided other support documents to participants as well such as local food assistant program’s contact number, USDA recommended cooking recipe books, MyPlate 10 tips series, other local partners programs and contacts, USDA MyPlate for My Family curriculum handouts, make half of your plate fruits and vegetable poster, (211) family referral services and much more. MyPlate for My Family: SNAP Nutrition Education is an initiative of the Food and Nutrition Service (FNS), U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). The educational and promotional materials are designed for Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) participants and low-income individuals eligible for means-tested Federal assistance programs for children ages 2 through 18.
We offer direct nutrition education class on the 1st and 3rd Thursdayfrom 11 am to 12 pm.
For more information please contact us at (209) 944-1700.