Food & Health

We promote healthy people and communities; safe, nutritious and abundant food; and education to make every food choice and every food dollar count.

UC ANR promotes healthy people and communities; safe, nutritious, and abundant food; and our nutrition educators help Californians make every food choice and every food dollar count. Our research shows these are the cornerstones of health. Yet, we face serious challenges: nearly one-third of children and two-thirds of adults are overweight or obese and most children do not consume enough fruits and vegetables

Partnerships

UC ANR is working in partnership with communities, schools and health professionals to reverse these trends. Our focus on access to fresh fruits and vegetables helps local farmers, too.  Our work in helping people eat better and move more helps Californians stay healthy and build good habits for the future. This may reduce the incidence of chronic health conditions and help to reduce health care costs.

Nutrition education gets results

Every $1 invested in California's federally funded Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program results in a savings of $8.34 in health care costs. Graduates of our nutrition education programs report an average of $38.20 saved on their monthly food spending.

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Featured Publications

EatFit Student Workbook - 8th Edition
This fun, colorful, goal-oriented magazine challenges teens to improve their eating and fitness choices. Designed to be used as a handout when presenting the Ea...
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From the Farm to Your Table: A Consumer's ...
Learn tips from the pros on how to select the best fruits and vegetables at the market. You’ll learn why there is more to fruit and vegetable quality than meets...
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Healthy, Happy Families - Educator's Editi...
Healthy, Happy Families is a curriculum designed to supplement a nutrition education program for parents. The curriculum is composed of eight mini-lessons to he...
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Making Table Wine at Home
This manual can get you started making your own table wine at home. Chapters cover spoilage and stability problems, juice and wine analysis, quality, the wine-m...
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