Rates of obesity are leveling off and nutrition experts are hoping rates will decline this decade, says Terri Spezzano, UC Cooperative Extension advisor in Stanislaus County. Spezzano was featured in the Modesto Bee's "Monday Q&A" today.
Spezzano shared tips about increasing the amount of fruits and vegetables in the diet and the importance of developing a regular exercise routine.
The mother of two young sons, Spezzano said they sit down together on Sundays with grocery store ads and plan the week's meals.
"We love the summer because it is so much...
UC Cooperative Extension in Tulare County offers a free screening of a film that addresses the increasing level of overweight and obesity in the United States, reported the Visalia Times-Delta.
The film, titled “Children in Crisis,” is the third part of the HBO series “The Weight of the Nation." The film will show at 1 p.m. Friday, Sept. 21, at the Agriculture Building Auditorium, 4437 S. Laspina St., Tulare.
Obesity is an on-going issue in Tulare County, Cathi...
A group of about 40 San Joaquin County professionals meet regularly to share ideas and strategies for combating obesity and overweight, afflictions that effect the majority of the county's residents, according to an article in the Stockton Record.
UC Cooperative Extension advisor Anna Martin is the interim facilitator of the Obesity and Chronic Disease Prevention Task Force, which first convened in August 2009. Other members of the task force represent health and human services agencies, hospitals, school districts, the County Office of Education, University of the Pacific, health insurers,...
UC Cooperative Extension nutrition researchers are in the process of selecting five schools each from Shasta and Butte counties to pilot a nutrition and extension program that university researchers will study to learn how to motivate kids to choose healthy habits, the Redding Record Searchlight reported.
The project is funded with a $500,000 grant from UC Agriculture and Natural Resources.
"We are going to support the school(s) to develop a stronger wellness program that rewards healthy eating and physical activity," said Concepción Mendoza, UCCE advisor in Shasta...
Mark Hoddle, an entomologist and director of the Center for Invasive Species Research at UC Riverside, along with a team of researchers, has been traveling across Southern California releasing Tamarixia radiata, stingless wasps that lay eggs and kill Asian citrus psyllid larva, wrote Joe Nelson in the Inland Valley Daily Bulletin.
An exotic species in California, psyllids feed on citrus or close relatives of citrus and can spread a bacterium that causes Huanglongbing (HLB) disease.
"It's a death sentence for a citrus tree," said CDFA spokesman Steve Lyle. "The only thing left to do.../span>/span>