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.
Can you serve up a safe barbecue?
Posted 4/29/2016 - April showers bring May flowers, along with barbecue season! The season's warmer weather makes it a great time to be outdoors, but it also means there are increased food safety risks with the higher temperatures. Follow these tips to prepare, cook, and...
UC’s My Healthy Plate article named 'paper of the year'
Posted 4/27/2016 - The USDA's colorful MyPlate icon clearly shows many Americans how to formulate healthy meals for their families with the proper proportions of fruits and vegetables, protein foods, grains and dairy products. However, UC Cooperative Extension nutrition...
USDA puts more fruits and veggies, less sugar in new child-care nutrition standards
Posted 4/26/2016 - Young children and adults in care programs will now receive meals with more whole grains, a greater variety of vegetables and fruits, and less added sugars and solid fats. These changes please Lorrene Ritchie, Ph.D., RD, director of the Nutrition Policy...
Simple steps for preparing, caring for and harvesting a vegetable garden
Posted 4/12/2016 - Whether in containers, raised beds in your backyard or community garden space or integrated into your landscape, growing edibles can be a rewarding experience if done properly. Oftentimes it is easy for gardeners new to growing edibles to become...
UC Cooperative Extension takes community gardening to a new level in Riverside
Posted 4/8/2016 - For low-income Californians who can't afford to purchase fresh and healthy fruits and vegetables, the suggestion to simply grow their own is well-intentioned, but overly simplistic advice. UC Cooperative Extension in Riverside County is bringing...
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