What is Healthy Snack Day?
Healthy Snack Day is coordinated by the California Department of Public Health’s CalFresh Healthy Living program, which empowers local community organizations to motivate adults, children and families to take small steps toward making positive and healthy behavior changes. Healthy Snack Day events are taking place across California on September 12, 2019.
A primary goal of Healthy Snack Day is to educate Californians on the benefits of eating foods that are nutritious and healthy, and provide simple, and affordable ways to practice healthy habits for themselves and their families.
Who can host an event?
We encourage SNAP-Ed affiliated state and local implementing agencies, schools, community-based organizations, health organizations, and their partners to host events. We also encourage them to refer additional local organizations that are helping promote healthy habits in their communities.
If you have questions about hosting an event, please feel free to contact us at CFHL_PR@RescueAgency.com.
How do I register an event and receive a Healthy Snack Day event box?
To register for an event and receive a FREE Healthy Snack Day event box, please visit the registration page and complete the registration form by August 6, 2019. Event boxes are distributed on a first-come, first-served basis to eligible SNAP-Ed affiliated organizations.
What is inside the Healthy Snack Day event box?
The Healthy Snack Day event box features materials that will help you plan and implement a successful event. The box will include an event guide for hosts, educational and promotional materials to raise awareness about the benefits of healthy snacking, interactive activities, and helpful take-home items for attendees to embrace their new healthy habits.
Digital versions of the materials inside the event box will be available on the Resources page of HealthySnackDay.com available on or around August 29, 2019.
How many attendees is the Healthy Snack Day event box designed to support?
We can customize event boxes in small, medium and large sizes. Small boxes are designed for events with under 50 expected attendees, medium boxes are designed for events with under 200 expected attendees, and large boxes are designed for events reaching 300 attendees.
If event box supplies run out, you can still access, download, and print the materials from the Resources page of HealthySnackDay.com available on or around August 29, 2019.
What if I am expecting more than 300 attendees?
In unique cases, hosts who are expecting to reach more than 300 attendees may be provided with additional event boxes. If you believe you meet this criteria, please apply for a large box through the normal registration process, and then reach out to CFHL_PR@RescueAgency.com no later than August 6, 2019 to request additional boxes.
How do I add my event to the virtual map?
To add your event to our Healthy Snack Day Virtual Map, please visit the registration page and complete the registration form. The information you provide on the form will become a part of your Virtual Map listing and will be publicly visible.
Is there an age limit for attendees?
There is no age limit for attendees. The Healthy Snack Day event box materials provides activities for children and adults. The fact is, Californians of all ages can benefit from making healthier snack choices!
How can I be notified about registering an event for future Statewide Days of Action?
If you would like to be added to our mailing list to be notified about when event boxes become available for our next Statewide Day of Action, please reach out to us at CFHL_PR@RescueAgency.com.