Del Norte CalFresh Healthy Living is to create partnerships that empower low-income CalFresh eligible to increase fruit and vegetable consumption, physical activity and food security with the goal of preventing obesity and other diet-related chronic diseases.
Overall Goal for Del Norte Calfresh Healthy Living is to reform the norm which accepts the conditions that cause overweight, obesity, and sedentary lifestyles and replace it with a norm that expects fresh, healthy food and active living.
The Del Norte CalFresh Healthy Living Program priorities for the next three years from October 2019-September 2022 are to increase fruit and vegetable consumption, increase physical activity opportunities, increase water access and appeal, nutrition education and physical activity promotion, food and physical activity cultural shift and social norm changes aligned with community change priorities in early childcare and education environment. Early habits can positively influence a child’s overall health to adulthood.
Sunny Baker is a Health Education Coordinator for Calfresh Healthy Living program. She has been working for CalFresh Healthy Living program, Public Health Branch, Dept. Health and Human Services since 2013. She coordinates CalFresh Healthy Living program activities with various community partners and provides nutrition education and physical activity promotion to low income SNAP eligible population. She finds great joy working with young children and families and supporting them to make healthy food choices and be more physically active.
Sunny was born and raised in South Korea and moved to the United States in 2004. She appreciates and enjoys all the different ethnical foods, cultural diversity, beautiful nature, and friendly people living in Del Norte County.
Rose Patchin is a Vocational Assistant 2 with the Department of Health and Human Services, Public Health branch, for CalFresh Healthy Living and County Medical Services Program. She has been an employee of Del Norte County since 2014, promoting healthy lifestyle habits through nutrition demonstrations and physical activity workshops.
Rose is a mother of three and a dedicated wife. She loves to cook, especially with a variety of fruits and vegetables that make every dish beautiful, delicious and nutritious. The Champions for Change program has given her many opportunities to expand her knowledge in the kitchen and share that knowledge with others.