Due to budget cuts, the Nutrition BEST program is no longer funded effective October 31, 2016.
Nutrition BEST (Better Education, Skills, and Training) was offered through the University of California Cooperative Extension in Placer County. Since its inception in 2001, many parents, providers, and others in the community have benefited from the educational messages and resources targeting families with children 0-5 years old and other care providers. The program was supported locally by First 5 Placer County Children and Families Commission.
We thank you for your support and interest in this program over the past 15 years.
Resource materials will still be made available to view or download.
Nutrition BEST (Better Education, Skills and Training) helped to ensure the healthy growth and development of children in Placer County through research-based nutrition education, outreach, and resources for families with young children. With support from First 5 Placer County and in collaboration with other agencies and organizations, Nutrition BEST strived to improve the diets of children throughout the county.
As lifestyle habits have changed over time, nutrition and good health have become pressing issues. Children are of special concern as they are now beginning to suffer from diseases formerly only seen in adults. It is now clear that these early health risks have far-reaching impacts on children as they grow.
To help combat these rising problems, Nutrition BEST focused on educational messages and resources targeting families with children 0-5 years old and other care providers. Areas of focus are nutrition education trainings, nutrition newsletters, and an integrated program with local farmers to promote increased intake of fruits and vegetables.
Through these efforts, we helped improve diet and related health issues affecting children as they grow. Some program highlights and areas where Nutrition BEST had been especially effective are reflected in the following pages.
Browse our web pages to learn about:
- Parent newsletters
- Informational brochures and tip sheets
- Online information and resources
- Infant feeding
- Cooking with kids
- Gardening with kids
- Healthy snacks
- Getting kids to eat more fruits and vegetables