Nutrition, Personal Finance & Food Safety Education
University of California
Nutrition, Personal Finance & Food Safety Education

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Vision for San Diego:
Healthy families who are financially secure.

What we do:

  • Teach nutrition education for families and youth
  • Lead San Diego Saves, a local wealth-building initiative
  • Offer financial literacy curriculum and teacher training
  • Provide financial tools and information for family caregivers
  • Train volunteers to prepare food safely atcommunity events

What sets us apart?
All programs, curriula, and educational tools are research-based.

ANR Food Blog

  • 'Agriculture: Food for Life' is the theme of National Ag Week

    Added March 24, 2017
    Third grade students from Fremont Elementary School joined classmates on their way to Kearney's lettuce planting at last year's Farm and Nutrition Day.

    How are you celebrating American agriculture in your life? In advance of National Ag Week, March 19-25, and National Ag Day, March 21, Central Valley third-grade students were “learning with lettuce” how to bring more agriculture into their...

  • Enjoy your tree nuts: UC scientists help with regulatory compliance

    Added March 14, 2017
    Almond kernel emerging from dried hull. (Photo: Melissa L. Partyka)

    California tree nut growers will soon have to comply with new agriculture water testing requirements under the Produce Safety Rule in the 2011 Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA). University of California researchers and advisors are holding seminars to...

  • Start seedlings for your spring-summer vegetable garden

    Added February 28, 2017
    Don't forget to label your seedlings, for proper space planning when transplanting. (Photo credit: Morguefiles.com)

    Get a jump start on your spring-summer vegetable garden. Start growing seedlings indoors now to have young plants ready to go into the ground when the weather warms and there is no longer a threat of frost. Growing vegetables from seeds is a passion for...

  • Building trust in food systems – here and in Cambodia

    Added February 21, 2017
    UC Davis researcher Karen LeGrand with Thort Chuong, in front of another farmer's nethouse in Cambodia built after they helped connect scientists, farmers, and marketers with technologies from the Horticulture Innovation Lab.

    What is the role of trust in our food system? Here in the United States, our trust in food is often implicit. We can generally trust that the fruits and vegetables we buy at a grocery store or farmers market are safe to eat — and we are often free...

Small Steps to Health & Wealth Blog

  • Holiday Spending: How NOT to Blow Your Budget

    Added November 23, 2015
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    Is overspending a holiday tradition? It doesn't have to be. Start a new tradition this year---stick with your budget and avoid credit card debt. Here's how: 1. Create a holiday spending plan. Develop a spending plan (aka budget) that includes all...

  • Your Precooked Holiday Dinner---Serve it Safely!

    Added November 16, 2015
    Table set for Thanksgiving Dinner

    Are you taking it easy this holiday by purchasing a complete pre-cooked Thanksgiving dinner?  Don't invite foodborne bacteria as dinner guests.  Follow these steps when you bring dinner home:If it's hot from the oven: Keep food in the...

  • Hard Boiled Advice for Easter Egg Safety

    Added March 30, 2015
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    Plan on decorating some Easter eggs this weekend, or hosting a family Easter egg hunt? Decorating your dinner table with colored eggs? Celebrate safely by following these guidelines: Cooking and storing the eggs Choose fresh, refrigerated eggs to...

  • Plan to Improve Your Finances

    Added February 12, 2015
    Saving Ahead road sign

    Consumers who have savings PLANS are much more likely to save and reduce debt than those who don't have plans.That's the conclusion from the 4th National Savings Assessment sponsored by America Saves* and the American Savings Education Council...

  • Super Ways to Eat Healthy on Game Day

    Added January 26, 2015
    chips and guacamole

    Super Bowl Sunday is one of the biggest eating days of the year---right up there with Thanksgiving. Enjoy the party without over indulging. Here's how:  Pre-game warm-up: Eat a healthy breakfast and lunch or snack before you head to the party....

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