Nutrition, Personal Finance & Food Safety Education
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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

  • 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...

  • Changes in breast milk sugars impact babies’ health and growth

    Added February 8, 2017
    UC research in The Gambia has revealed microbial changes in breast milk characteristics during the country's two distinct seasons - when food supplies differ significantly. (Photo: Wikimedia Commons)

    When it comes to nursing moms and their babies, an elegant web of cause and effect connects climate, breast milk, gut microbes and infant health. That web was clearly illustrated by a recently published study involving 33 women and their babies in the...

  • A super bowl of chili: Something to crow about

    Added January 30, 2017
    Evaluator John Vasquez Jr., (right foreground) talks to the Lil' Peppers. From left are  Elijah and Maleah Desmarais, and Jessie Means. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

    Life is just a bowl of…ch...no, not cherries! Chili! Make that chicken chili. When the New England Patriots and the Atlanta Falcons square off at Super Bowl Sunday on Feb. 5 in Houston, odds are that feathers will fly and football fans will...

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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