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.
Partnering for a safe and strong summer
Posted 10/25/2016 - School is back in session and students across the nation are busy in the classroom and cafeteria learning and eating. But what happens to students in the summer months when school is out? Research suggests a summer learning achievement gap occurs between...
The well-rounded pumpkin: A versatile vegetable
Posted 10/11/2016 - From seed to table or as seeds on the table, there are many edible forms of this staple fall decoration. While some ease their teeth into the lightly cooked tender green shoots of the plant, the majority of people know the pumpkin in its spherical orange...
Merits of the proposed soda tax
Posted 10/7/2016 - In November, voters in Oakland, Albany and San Francisco will have an opportunity to make a real difference in the health and well-being of local residents. In all three communities, modest “soda tax” measures are on the ballot. These...
October is National Farm-to-School Month
Posted 9/28/2016 - Schools across the country are celebrating local connections to local food producers in October during National Farm to School Month. Education and outreach activities such as school gardens, cooking lessons and field trips are teaching students about...
Tasty tree fruit in good hands
Posted 9/23/2016 - In mid-September in California's Sacramento Valley the weather begins to tease us with the sense that fall is on its way. Interestingly, as the nights drop in temperature so too drops the desire for the fresh fruits we've enjoyed all summer. The...
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