Curriculum Fidelity Resources Toolkit

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In CalFresh Healthy Living, use of evidence-based curricula helps us improve the effectiveness of our nutrition education interventions.  Making sure to we follow the curricula as intended helps ensure the quality of these interventions.  However, sometimes a specific curriculum may not fit the needs of a given group of CalFresh Healthy Living clients of particular circumstances.  The following tools are designed to help guide Local Implementing Agencies as to if, when, and how to modify existing CalFresh Healthy Living curricula.

CalFresh Healthy Living Curriculum Modification Frequently Asked Questions

Our recipes are very carb-centered, often have sugar when not needed, and still advocate canola oil and margarine which people, even our target audience have raised issues with. Would be great to improve recipes.

CFHL must adhere to the Dietary Guidelines for Americans. However, there are several suggested recipe resources referenced in the Curriculum Modification Guidance Table (G11). The Curriculum Modification Guidance Table can be accessed on the Curriculum Fidelity webpage under Curriculum Modification Tools.

When tweaking recipes to substitute an ingredient, do we cross out the ingredients on the original recipe to provide as back-up for invoicing purposes.


When modifying a recipe for seasonal varieties for example will that be reimbursed? Fiscal had been saying it wasn’t. For example if a recipe called for tangerines and couldn’t find any and got oranges it wasn’t all reimbursable. Has this changed?

Modifying recipes for seasonal purposes is allowable and appropriate.