Good health starts with good information.

Sign up for CareMessage, a free health education program that sends tips by text.

The choices you make every day can make a big difference to your health—choices about food, exercise, how you care for chronic conditions and more. That’s where CareMessage comes in.

CareMessage is a national health education program. Sign up and you’ll get helpful health information by text to your cell phone. It’s free* and easy. If you know how to text, you already know how to use CareMessage. And best of all, it works.

With CareMessage, you can:

1. Choose from eight exciting programs and get tips on:

  • High blood pressure
  • Smoking cessation
  • Stress management
  • Type 2 diabetes
  • Nutrition
  • Depression
  • Exercise
  • Goal setting

2. Get connected to resources where you can pick up food

3. Learn about healthier behavior for yourself and a loved one


  • Martha (Spanish): 1-510-388-1212
  • Kate (English): 1-510-635-3663, ext. 381


  • Call our Helpline: 1-800-870-FOOD (3663) or 1-520-635-3663 | Hours: Monday–Friday, 9 a.m.–4 p.m.
  • Or visit

Enroll for CareMessage now.

* Message and data rates may apply depending on your cellphone plan.