Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources
Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources
Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources
University of California
Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources

UC Cooperative Extension | Agricultural Experiment Station

UC ANR at the World Ag Exp 2017

 

View the video above to see UC Agriculture and Natural Resources' significant presence at the World Ag Expo in February 2017. 4-H Ambassadors were part of the opening ceremony, UC ANR staff interacted with visitors at four booths in Pavilion A, the media were invited to a UC ANR Newsmakers Conference, the Conservation Agriculture Systems Innovation workgroup held demonstrations and presentations in a tent on M Street, and Vice President Glenda Humiston spoke at a seminar on the changing role of women in agriculture.

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UCCE educators empower parents to limit children’s screen time
Today's children are expected to live shorter lifespans than their parents and childhood obesity is one contributing factor. The lifetime cost of obesity is estimated at $19,000 per child. Sugar- sweetened beverages (SSBs), fast foods, and screen time are factors related to unhealthy weight. Forty- two percent of Alameda and Contra Costa children are overweight or obese, 31% drank one or more SSB daily, and 24% ate fast food two or more times during the past week. Food companies spent $1.7 billion marketing unhealthy food to children and only $280 million marketing healthy foods. Children are exposed to food marketing through screen time, including TV, mobile devices, and computers. Educating parents about the benefits of serving their children healthy foods and beverages, reducing screen time, and encouraging family physical activity can contribute to better health outcomes and reduced health care costs.

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