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

  • Late-harvest processing peaches produce more profit, new UC studies show

    Added June 21, 2017
    Major differences between extra-early and late harvest peaches are return price, yield and fruit thinning cost.

    Tree fruit growers can receive premiums for delivering certain extra-early varieties of peaches, but peach farmers may net roughly $800 more per acre from late-harvest processing peaches than extra-early harvest varieties, according to new cost...

  • UC's Pat Crawford weighs in on childhood obesity

    Added May 31, 2017
    Blackberry boy

    Today marks the start of the 9th Biennial Childhood Obesity Conference. Since it's founding 18 years ago by UC ANR Specialist Pat Crawford, it has grown from a small gathering of California researchers, educators, and health care professionals to the...

  • Delta farm tour gives UC students a broader view of food system

    Added May 30, 2017
    “Eighty percent of waterfowl depend on agriculture for food,” said Dawit Zeleke, second from right.

    UC Global Food Initiative student fellows from University of California campuses throughout the state gathered for a springtime field trip in the Central Valley to learn more about the relationships between food, farming and the environment. The...

  • Bananas!

    Added May 11, 2017
    Banelino Primary school. (Photo: Roberta Almerez)

    Did you know that a banana tree is not really a tree? It's a giant perennial bulb that grows to maturity in less than a year, producing one flower that becomes one huge bunch of bananas. I learned this fact last month from banana growers while visiting...

Small Steps to Health & Wealth Blog

  • Holiday Spending: How NOT to Blow Your Budget

    Added November 23, 2015
    gift

    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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