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.
California’s nascent coffee industry to hold summit Jan. 18
Posted 12/12/2017 - Coffee is being commercially grown in California and coffee drinkers can't get enough of the locally produced beverage, which currently retails for about $18 per cup. Anyone who is interested in growing, processing or marketing specialty coffee in...
Visit mountain mandarin orchards for tasty treats
Posted 11/29/2017 - Nestled in the rolling foothills of Placer County, just northeast of Sacramento, are more than 35 beautiful small family farms growing mandarin oranges. The warm days and cool nights in Penryn, Newcastle, Loomis, Lincoln and Auburn make this area a...
Vibrant purple sweet potatoes are a healthful Thanksgiving surprise
Posted 11/20/2017 - Candied sweet potatoes – dripping with butter, brown sugar and pecans – or a casserole of mashed sweet potatoes smothered with toasted marshmallows are common sides on the Thanksgiving table. These rich dishes belie the true nature of sweet...
Simple tips for the best Thanksgiving
Posted 11/18/2017 - “What if, today, we were grateful for everything?” asks Charlie Brown. You don't need to be a beloved cartoon character to understand the meaning of Thanksgiving....
Thanksgiving persimmons are autumn joy
Posted 11/16/2017 - When the weather cools in the fall and the holidays draw near, orange orbs ripen on persimmon trees in California to offer a fresh autumn sweetness in time for Thanksgiving recipes and holiday décor. At the UC South Coast Research and Extension...
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