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

  • Visit mountain mandarin orchards for tasty treats

    Added November 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

    Added November 20, 2017
    The Stokes sweet potato, right, has better color than the L-14-15-P experimental cultivar.

    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

    Added November 18, 2017
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                “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

    Added November 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...

Small Steps to Health & Wealth Blog

  • Prevent a Post-Holiday Financial Hangover

    Added December 4, 2017
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    The messages to spend, spend, spend are everywhere. Online stores promote sales that last only a few hours, the daily deals from every company I've ever contacted clog my email, and I get several pounds of catalogs every week. However, there's still...

  • Holiday Spending: How NOT to Blow Your Budget

    Added November 27, 2017

    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 21, 2017
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    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...

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