Stanislaus County
University of California
Stanislaus County

Nutrition, Family and Consumer Sciences

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

Issue Articles Type Date Added
Master Food Preservers Present Christmas in a Can (251KB) PDF 11/3/15
Dirt Fresh News - Pears (29,489KB) PDF 2/14/14
Dirt Fresh News-Beans (45,308KB)

This issue is all about beans. Adults & kids learn about this great tasting and protein packed legume. There's a tasty recipe to try & don't forget about the kids page filled with lots of puzzles and games to enjoy. Thanks to P-R Farms for providing samples to over 7,000 students in our Farm to School Program.  

PDF 12/2/13
Dirt Fresh News, October 2013 (21,507KB)
  • This issue is about winter squash donated to our schools from J. Marchini Farms.
  • Helpful tips to find a balance between sugary treats & good nutrition for Halloween.
  • The kids page has fun squash facts and games.
  • Don't forget to try the featured tasty recipe.

Thanks for reading this edition of Dirt Fresh News!

PDF 10/9/13
Dirt Fresh News - Tomatoes (65,212KB)

This issue features tomatoes and there is something for everyone to enjoy.  For the kids there are fun tomato facts and games.  For the adults there is a feature article on a local grower that has donated his produce to over 7,000 students that participate in our Farm to School program.  Plus, a very tasty recipe to try.

Thanks for reading this edition of Dirt Fresh News!


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Dirt Fresh News (2,241KB)


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Dirt Fresh News (1,859KB)

Rainbow Chard

PDF 5/28/13
Dirt Fresh News (1,973KB)


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Dirt Fresh News (2,582KB)


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September 2012 (25,843KB)


PDF 8/30/12
Daikon (1,298KB) PDF 5/23/12
Lavender (17,720KB) PDF 5/23/12
Sweet Potatoes (12,830KB) PDF 5/23/12
Dirt Fresh News (2,168KB)

November, 2011


* Apples - Nutrition & Recipes
* How to strech your food budget
* Fun games for kids
* Spanish version included

PDF 11/30/11
Dirt Fresh News for August, 2011 (2,324KB)
  • Thanks to Farmer Dave
  • Bell Pepper Facts
  • Grow Your Own Bell Peppers
  • Kids Fun Page
PDF 11/14/11
Dirt Fresh News for September (1,225KB)
  • Healthful information about tomatoes
  • Recipe
  • Kids fun page
PDF 11/14/11
Farm to School Workshop (322KB)

Click on the link to find out about this new and exciting program!

PDF 10/4/11
Dirt Fresh News for March 2011 Snap Peas PDF 3/23/11
January 2011 Thank You Teachers! PDF 1/25/11
Happy Healthy Halloween 10-10 PDF 10/18/10
Holiday Budget 09-10 Here are a few tips to get you through the holidays and hopefully have money in your pocket come January. PDF 9/2/10
Spring Into Family Fun, April 2010 Make exercise a family fun event in your regular routine. DOCX 4/2/10
January 2010 What's on TV? Advertising to Children DOCX 1/11/10
October 2009 Healthy and Safe Halloween DOC 10/9/09
Heifer International 07-09 Start School & Community Gardens Meeting PDF 7/13/09
Dirt Fresh News 05-09 Strawberries PDF 6/5/09
Dirt Fresh News 06-09 Blueberries PDF 6/5/09
Dehydration Flyer-Spanish JPG 5/29/09
Dehydration Flyer-English JPG 5/29/09
June 2009 Dehydration in Kids DOC 5/28/09
May, 2009 Throw Out the Frosted, Sweetened, Sugary Coated, and Yes, Even Yogurt Covered Cereal! DOC 5/4/09

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