Health & Nutrition Services

Picture of children eating.Welcome to Health and Nutrition Services Department. We provide a variety of services to your school, family child care home, or enrolled child. Our goal in the department is to provide support and resources to encourage positive healthy behaviors that will last a lifetime. We look forward to working with you!

A child's body needs nutrition, not just food.

Julie Webb Kelley

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Michelle Larsen - Director

Tanya Marshall - Supervisor

After School Supper Program for Schools (Shasta)

Do you have an afterschool program that you would like to serve a larger snack to? The CACFP program has an afterschool supper program that allows you serve a 5 item meal instead of a 2 item meal.

For more information or to see if your school qualifies for this great option for your students contact;

Tanya Marshall

Calfresh Outreach (Shasta & Tehama County)

Many Shasta and Tehama County families are eligible for CalFresh benefits and don’t know it. Is your family one of them? You and your family may be eligible to receive CalFresh benefits even if you work full time. CalFresh assists low or no-income families in purchasing healthy foods.

The amount of Calfresh dollars your household receives is determined by your income, expenses, and family size.

For more information on qualifications or for application assistance, please call Shasta County (530) 225-0182/ Tehama County (530) 529-3131.

Benefits come on an Electronic Benefit (EBT) Card that is used like a debit card. CalFresh can be used at grocery stores and farmer’s markets that accept EBT cards. In addition to purchasing healthy foods with your EBT card, you can also buy seeds and plants used to grow food.

To apply, you’ll need to complete an application and bring these items to your interview:

  • Identification: Bring a driver’s license, I.D Card, or a Health Card.
  • Proof of Income: Bring pay stubs, child support orders, and benefit statements.
  • Proof of Expenses: Bring your rent receipts, mortgage statements, utility bills,
    child care receipts, child support payments, etc.
  • Other items requested by your eligibility worker.

Calfresh Income Limits

Household SizeGross Monthly Income
Each additional member+ $694

This web page was funded by USDA SNAP known in California as CalFresh, an equal opportunity provider and employer, and the California Department of Social Services.

CPR & First Aid Training Center (Shasta & Tehama County)

We are a Training Center for Red Cross. We provide Basic CPR and First Aid. We also provide the 16 hour Health and Safety training required by Community Care Licensing. (4 hr CPR, 4 hr First Aid and 8 hr Health and Safety which includes the new 1 hr of nutrition)

We can provide training at your site or you can register for one of our current trainings. Please contact Michelle Larsen

Family Child Care Food Program (Shasta & Tehama County)

Would you like to be reimbursed for the nutritious meals you serve to children in your care?

If you are a licensed or licensed exempt (Trustline cleared) Family Child Care Provider in Shasta, Siskiyou or Tehama county you are eligible to enroll in the Child and Adult Care Food Program and receive reimbursement for meals served to the children in your care.

For more information or to sign up contact:

Liz Bedolla
Shasta & Siskiyou Counties
(530) 225-0186

Holly Beaven
Tehama County
(530) 529-7122

Food Services (Shasta)

We provide breakfast, lunch, and snack to our SCOE student programs (State Preschool, Excel, Pathways, WES). All meals and snacks are planned carefully to meet target nutrients for growing children as prescribed by the USDA. Further, local and state standards for food safety must be followed. Our area school districts that house our preschool classes provide breakfast or lunch to our classrooms. Meals not prepared by area school districts are procured and prepared out of the Enterprise Elementary School District’s central kitchen at Monte Vista School. Food is delivered to each site daily.

Press Release - Free and Reduced Price Meals in the National School Lunch and Breakfast program for Shasta County Schools
Press Release Seamless Summer Feeding Sites-Area school districts often serve free meals during the summer months. (Check back around May for the link to the summer meals served in your neighborhood.)
SCOE Wellness Policy

School Nursing (Shasta)

School nursing is a specialized practice of professional nursing that advances the well being, academic success, and life-long achievement of students. School nurses are involved in screening students for treatable conditions such as vision, hearing, Scoliosis, oral health concerns, as well as managing students' health care needs while in school. We collaborate with school staff, community resources, and other health care providers to ensure optimum health for our students.

Barbara "Maggie" Ziotowski
RN, BSN, MSN, CRNP, Credentialed School Nurse
Pathways Room 7
(530) 227-9692

2018-2019 Schools include: Early Intervention Program, Whiskeytown Environmental School, Grant School

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Crystal Gardner
RN, PHN,MSN, Credentialed School Nurse
Hilltop ECS Office
(530) 209-2679

2018-2019 Schools include: Shasta Independent Study Charter Schools, Excel, Juvenile Hall, Deaf and Hard of Hearing, Visually Impaired, Happy Valley Primary and Elementary, Monarch Charter, and Early Childhood Education (Shasta County Preschools).

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Kelly Pagan
RN, CCRN, BSN, Credentialed School Nurse
Hilltop ECS Office
(530) 515-1916

2018-2019 Schools include: Bella Vista.

Training & Resources

Centers for Disease Control & Prevention - CDC works 24/7 to protect America from health, safety and security threats both foreign and in the U.S.

The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia - Provides comprehensive inpatient and outpatient care for children.

American Academy Of Pediatrics -Dedicated to the health and wellbeing of infants, children, adolescents and young adults.

Healthy Children - From the American Academy of Pediatrics Ages & Stages and health information.

Shots for School -Immunization requirements and laws for children in child care to college.

Shasta County Health & Human Services Agency - Shasta County Public Health serves the entire county population.

Shasta Community Health Center - Non profit health care system with clinics and education.

Online Health & Training Videos

     Students with Grand Mal Seizures

     Allergy Awareness & Epipen Use

     Stock Epipen Training 

     Diabetes Staff Training 

     Guideline for Medication Administration   


Civil Rights Law

In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA.

Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g. Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.), should contact the Agency (State or local) where they applied for benefits. Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339. Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English.

To file a program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, (AD-3027) found online at:, and at any USDA office, or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form. To request a copy of the complaint form, call

(866) 632-9992. Submit your completed form or letter to USDA by:

(1) mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture

Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights

1400 Independence Avenue, SW

Washington, D.C. 20250-9410;

(2) fax: (202) 690-7442; or

(3) email:

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.

Tips for Nutrition & Physical Activity

Harvest of the Month -The objectives of Harvest of the Month are for students to increase their access to fruits and vegetables through school meal programs, classrooms, school gardens, farmers' markets, grocery stores, and community gardens.
Healthy Shasta - A local partnership to promote healthy and active living among residents. Making a community where the healthy choice is the easy choice. Initivities in the areas of schools, food systems, walking/biking, healthy communities/built environment and walk to talk.
More Matters - Encouraging children and families to eat more fruits and vegetables in their daily routines.
MyPlate - Offers personalized eating plans, interactive tools to help you plan and assess your food choices.
Team Nutrition - Reproducible newsletters that staff can provide to parents to address many of the challenges they face feeding their families.

Our Locations

Shasta County Office of Education Logo.
Shasta County
43 Hilltop Drive
Redding, CA 96003
Fax 530-2977

Office Hours:
8:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Tehama County
409 Walnut St
Red Bluff, CA 96080

Fax 530-529-6631

Office Hours:
Monday-Thursday 7:30 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
Closed for lunch 1:00 pm - 1:30 pm