Food & Nutrition

Food & Nutrition

Tulare County Health & Human Services offers a number of programs to help you make safe, nutritious, and healthy food choices. It is our commitment to encourage the people of Tulare County in a healthy lifestyle.

CalFresh (Nutrition Assistance)
CalFresh (Nutrition Assistance)

CalFresh benefits help low-income individuals and households supplement their food budgets to buy nutritious foods.

Local Oral Health Program (LOHP)
Local Oral Health Program (LOHP)

The Local Oral Health Program's (LOHP) mission is to improve the oral health of all Californians through prevention, education, and organized community efforts.

Nutrition Education & Obesity Prevention (NEOP)
Nutrition Education & Obesity Prevention (NEOP)

Tulare County's Nutrition Education and Obesity Prevention (NEOP) program increases access to healthy foods and provides nutrition education across the county.

Nutritious Meals for Seniors
Nutritious Meals for Seniors

The Senior Nutrition Program provides tasty and nutritious lunches for seniors (age 60 and over) at several locations throughout Tulare and Kings counties. We also deliver meals to the homebound who cannot cook for themselves.

Women, Infants, and Children (WIC)
Women, Infants, and Children (WIC)

WIC is designed to help pregnant women, new mothers, and young children eat well and stay healthy. WIC provides nutrition education, breastfeeding support, and referrals to health care and social services.


Agency News

Haught and Elliott Awarded For Public Health Excellence

Haught and Elliott Awarded For Public Health Excellence

HHSA is honored to announce that our very own Public Health Officer, Dr. Karen Haught, and Public Health Director, Karen M. Elliott, have been awarded the Beverlee A. Myers Award for Excellence in Public Health for 2021 by the California Department of Public Health.

Do You Know About CarePortal

Do You Know About CarePortal

In every community, there are children and families at a point of crisis, who need help. In those same communities, there are churches and people who care and want to take action. But they need a connection point. That is where the CarePortal comes in.

iPads for Seniors

iPads for Seniors

Tulare County HHSA’s Adult Services Division recently received a grant through the Suicide Prevention Task Force to purchase 93 iPads for local seniors who have been disconnected from loved ones and the community due to the COVID-19 pandemic. 

2022 Walk with a Doc Program

2022 Walk with a Doc Program

Held the second Saturday of each month in Visalia, Walk with a Doc is a free community outreach program, which strives to encourage healthy physical activity in people of all ages. This doctor-led group is a fun and safe place to go for a walk, learn about health, and meet new friends.