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

  • UC ANR scientists help fledgling Tanzania avocado industry

    Added April 18, 2017
    Mary Lu Arpaia inspecting locally produced avocados being sold in a road side stall. (Photo: Mark Hoddle)

    Dedicated growers and research support from the University of California have made avocados a California success story. As part of the UC Global Food Initiative, which is channeling UC resources toward sustainably feeding the world's growing population,...

  • U.S. Congressman mixes up healthy food for UC nutrition education program

    Added April 11, 2017
    U.S. Congressman Jim Costa blends a salad for students at La Vina Elementary School in Madera County. UCCE nutrition educator Angelica Perez stands with the congressman.

    When United States Congressman Jim Costa learned about the federally funded nutrition education programs being offered in his district, he made plans to visit. He wanted a first-hand experience with UC CalFresh, in which UC Cooperative Extension...

  • With nutrition education, a conversation may be more fruitful than a lecture

    Added April 11, 2017
    The parents crowding around the table to see what we have and talk to an educator.

    How do we support low-income Latino families with appropriate nutrition education that makes a difference in their lives? This was the question staff with the UC CalFresh Nutrition Education Program in San Luis Obispo and Santa Barbara counties were...

  • Building blocks of health

    Added March 27, 2017
    Cubes of baby food made from applesauce, potato puree, spinach puree, carrot puree, and pear puree. (Photo: Dayna Ravalin)

    The scenario: Tomorrow is farmers market day, but not just any market on any day. This market happens once a month as part of a collaboration between the Food Bank Coalition of San Luis Obispo County and Lopez High School. The high school, a continuation...

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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