Nutrition, Family and Consumer Science
The Nutrition, Family, and Consumer Science program helps people better manage their family and personal resources. The program provides consumers -- especially the parents of young children -- with information in food and nutrition, food safety, food preservation, and money management. Training and information is also provided to health and education professionals such as nurses, foster care parents, home health aides residential care operators, and teachers.
So You Want To Be A Master Food Preserver??
Thank you for your interest in becoming a UC Master Food Preserver. By filling out this survey you will be put on our list to contact when workshops and trainings are available.
What’s the difference between yams and sweetpotatoes?
Posted 11/21/2014 - Do you know the difference between a yam and a sweetpotato? “A true yam is not grown in the U.S., it's found in South America,” says Jason Tucker, vice president of the California Sweetpotato Council. Real yams have dry, dark flesh and are...
Parents can make healthful eating fun for kids
Posted 11/20/2014 - New parents sometimes joke that they wish babies, like consumer products, would come with an instruction manual. Because, ultimately, parents want to do what's best to keep their children healthy, but what's best to do isn't always intuitive. To help to...
Students' olive-oil fraud buster wins international prize
Posted 11/12/2014 - A student team composed of some of the best and brightest young minds at UC Davis took the grand prize last week in an international competition for the high-tech biosensor they created to detect low-grade or adulterated olive oil. The award was...
Science-based food safety tips
Posted 11/4/2014 - Last month, I attended ScienceWriters2014, a joint meeting of the National Association of Science Writers, Inc, and the Council for the Advancement of Science Writing, in Columbus, Ohio. Held in cooperation with The Ohio State University, the...
Make it a healthy Halloween!
Posted 10/29/2014 - Around this time of year, candy is flying off the shelves and headed to a classroom or workplace party near you. It's not too late to mix things up this year, by bringing one of many creative fruit and vegetable goodies to your spooky bash. What...
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