Stanislaus County
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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.

Food Safety

Home Food Preservation

Parenting-Human Development

Maternal and Child Nutrition

EFNEP and Adult FSNEP Family Nutrition Classes

Garden & Nutrition Resources for Schools

 

 

Food Blog

Making the case for fruits and vegetables
Why do you love fruits and vegetables? Is it their bright colors? Their many shapes and varieties, the way they can makeover your plate with the seasons? The opportunity to taste local terroir in a very fresh bite of fruit or forkful of salad? Is it...

Eating healthy on a limited budget is possible, but any cuts in SNAP or rise in food costs make it harder
The affordability of healthy food is often cited as a barrier to low-income families eating nutritious meals. A new study published in the Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior found that with menu planning and access to stores selling items...

U.S. honey industry contributes more than $4.7 billion to economy, according to Ag Issues Center report
The U.S. honey industry is thriving, according to a new study from the University of California Agricultural Issues Center (AIC). The research found that the U.S. honey industry in 2017 was responsible for more than 22,000 jobs and...

Food policy councils are emerging as a model to address gaps in local policies
In a growing number of communities, food policy councils (also called “food system alliances”) have emerged to address gaps in local policies that focus on food. Most communities have transportation, housing or land use policies, but food...

Citrus: Preserve it now to serve it safely later
Winter is the time when many backyard citrus trees and roadside fruit stands are laden with mandarins, lemons, navel oranges and limes. A UC Cooperative Extension expert is traveling the state to teach how the fresh taste of citrus can be preserved for...

Meet our Nutrition Staff

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Jaci Westbrook 
Title: Community Education Supervisor II
Specialty: UC CalFresh Nutrition Education, Obesity Prevention, SNAP-Ed Programming, Local School Wellness Policies,
Address
3800 Cornucopia Way
Suite A
Modesto, CA 95358
Phone: 209-525-6824 
Fax: 209-525-6840
Email:

 jwestbrook@ucanr.edu

Diana Cardenas 
Title: Community Education Specialist I
Address
University of California Cooperative Extension, Suite A. Corner of Service and Crows Landing
3800 Cornucopia Way 
Suite A
Modesto, CA 95358
Emaildycardenas@ucanr.edu 

 

Hallie Margarite 
Address
University of California Cooperative Extension, Suite A. Corner of Service and Crows Landing
3800 Cornucopia Way 
Suite A
Modesto, CA 95358
Emailhamargarite@ucdavis.edu 

 

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Stephanie Martinez 
Title: Community Education Coordinator
Address
University of California Cooperative Extension, Suite A. Corner of Service and Crows Landing
3800 Cornucopia Way 
Suite A
Modesto, CA 95358
Phone: 209-525-6812 
Emailstmartinez@ucanr.edu 

 

Elizabeth Miranda 
Address
University of California Cooperative Extension, Suite A. Corner of Service and Crows Landing
3800 Cornucopia Way 
Suite A
Modesto, CA 95358
Emailemiranda@ucdavis.edu 

 

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Rosalinda Ruiz 
Title: Community Education Specialist II
Address
University of California Cooperative Extension, Suite A. Corner of Service and Crows Landing
3800 Cornucopia Way 
Suite A
Modesto, CA 95358
Phone: 209-385-7403 
Emailrlruiz@ucdavis.edu 

 

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Miriam Sanchez 
Title: Community Education Specialist I
Specialty: Cal Fresh
Address
University of California Cooperative Extension, Suite A. Corner of Service and Crows Landing
3800 Cornucopia Way 
Suite A
Modesto, CA 95358
Emailmisanchez@ucanr.edu 

Stanislaus County
University of California Cooperative Extension
3800 Cornucopia Way, Ste. A
Modesto, CA 95358
Phone: (209) 525-6800
Fax: (209) 525-6840

Director: Roger Duncan
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Webmaster Email: mjrosenblum@ucdavis.edu