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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 2, 2020.

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

How do I register an event and receive a Healthy Snack Day event box?

Registration will open in July 2020. If you have any questions, please contact: Event boxes are distributed on a first-come, first-served basis to eligible SNAP-Ed affiliated organizations.

What does the Healthy Snack Day event box and online resources include?

Inside the Healthy Snack Day event box is everything you need to produce a Healthy Snack Day event. This includes tip cards, posters, table displays, activities, and messages about choosing healthy snacks. All materials are designed to help you host and promote a successful event.

The event box materials are also available as online resources to download and print as needed (including an event guide for hosts and media outreach materials). The full list of resources are available on the Resources page.

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.

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 (opening in July 2020), and then reach out to no later than July 16, 2020 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 (available July 2020) 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