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UC Cooperative Extension--Stanislaus County
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UC Cooperative Extension--Stanislaus County

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.

Food Safety

Home Food Preservation

Parenting-Human Development

Maternal and Child Nutrition

EFNEP and Adult FSNEP Family Nutrition Classes

Garden & Nutrition Resources for Schools

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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.



Food Blog

'Four Little Pigs' blow the house down with a super bowl of chili
Posted 2/3/2016 - Their first time proved to be the charm — just as Super (souper) Bowl Sunday beckons.Using a grandmother's favorite recipe and all locally grown ingredients, the Four Little PIGS (Pork in Green Sauce) from the Suisun Valley 4-H Club swept the...

Exotic citrus for marmalade
Posted 2/2/2016 - I have a fondness for marmalade. It's slightly tart flavor and sunny disposition is always a happy addition to breakfast on a rainy winter morning. Each winter I make at least one variety of marmalade and recent batches have been a bit out of the...

Why we need a finger on the pulse of these California crops
Posted 1/26/2016 - Do you have your “finger on the pulse” of foods that pack a powerful nutritious punch and trending globally? Then you may know that the United Nations has declared 2016 as The International Year of Pulses. But you may not know what pulses are...

Two key takeaways from new federal dietary guidelines
Posted 1/21/2016 - The U.S. government's new dietary guidelines take a bold stand on reducing sugar intake but should do more to promote drinking water, according to nutrition experts from UC Agriculture and Natural Resources. UC ANR's Nutrition Policy Institute (NPI) has...

Industry citrus day planned at UC Riverside
Posted 1/19/2016 - The University of California, Riverside, will host the 5th annual citrus field day for citrus growers and citrus industry professionals on Jan. 27 at the university's agricultural operations fields. Among the topics is Asian citrus psyllid (ACP), which...

Dirt Fresh News

Issue Articles Type Date Added
Science PDF 10/28/14
Pumpkin Seeds PDF 10/28/14
Beans PDF 10/28/14
Apples PDF 10/28/14
Science News PDF 4/14/14
Daikon, March 2012 PDF 3/12/14
Seeds, May 2013 PDF 3/12/14
Sweet Potatoes, April 2012 PDF 3/12/14
Winter Squash Oct. 2013 PDF 3/12/14
Tomatoes, Sept. 2013 PDF 3/12/14
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