Always be mindful of the time when food is outside a refrigerator or freezer. Typically, it should be no longer than two hours, and just one hour in the summertime, according to UC Cooperative Extension UC CalFresh nutrition program coordinator Elizabeth Lopez in an appearance on the Valley Pubic Television program Valley's Gold. (The food safety segment begins at the 18:30 mark.)
Lopez recommends using an insulated grocery bag with a frozen ice pack for the trip home from the store, and refrigerating leftovers in sealed containers soon after finishing a meal to maintain food safety.
- Author: Pamela Kan-Rice
As wildfires grow deadlier, officials search for solutions
(Associated Press) Matthew Brown and Ellen Knickmeyer, Nov. 14
…"There are ... so many ways that can go wrong, in the warning, the modes of getting the message out, the confusion ... the traffic jams," said Max Moritz, a wildfire specialist with the University of California Cooperative Extension program.
As deadly urban wildfires become more common, officials should also consider establishing "local retreat zones, local safety zones" in communities where residents can ride out the deadly firestorms if escape seems impossible, Moritz said.
… In the mid-20th century, California ranchers burned hundreds of thousands of...
The University of California Agriculture and Natural Resources (UC ANR) nutrition education program, UC CalFresh, was featured in the last installment of a four-week wellness series in the Fresno Bee. The series covered asthma, diabetes and heart disease before tackling the issue of obesity in the story about UC CalFresh.
Reporter Barbara Anderson reported that the UC ANR Cooperative Extension CalFresh program in Fresno County reaches 75 elementary schools and 1,000 classrooms. Madera County schools will be added in October.
UC CalFresh nutrition...
Field trips for students to learn about eating healthy, which include presentations by UC Cooperative Extension nutrition educators in Tulare and Fresno counties, have appeared recently on ABC 30 Action News in Fresno.
In Fresno, the children visited the Fresno Unified Nutrition Center to try foods like jicama, broccoli and sweet potatoes and tour the processing line where their lunches are made.
Construction is scheduled to begin April 1 on the UC Agriculture and Natural Resources new home in Davis, reported Jeff Hudson in the Davis Enterprise.
The facility is a former indoor sports center. Following retrofit construction to ensure the interior is LEED-certified, ANR is slated to move in before the end of this year, the article said.
“ANR is a statewide program, with programmatic staff in 57 of California’s counties. But the bulk of our (administrative) operations have been in Davis,” said Jan Corlett, chief of staff to ANR’s vice president...