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 wildfire resources available for the public

The 2017 wildfire season has been the most severe on record
Before, during and after wildfire. UC ANR has resources in local communities.

Fire and water issues are intimately linked in California
From ecosystems to housing, fire and water issues are deeply connected.

California fire damage to homes is less ‘random’ than it seems
Firefighters and researchers alike have a pretty solid understanding of why some houses are more vulnerable to wildfire than others.

University of California Cooperative Extension
UCCE offers a wide variety of programs aimed at understanding California wildfire and how losses from wildfire can be minimized.

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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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