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Stories from NFCS programs
  • Karina Díaz Rios, UC Cooperative Extension nutrition specialist
    Karina Diaz Rios promotes healthy eating among people vulnerable to food insecurity

    This is one of a series of stories featuring a sampling of UC ANR academics whose work exemplifies the public value UC ANR brings to California. Through the COVID-19 pandemic, UC Agriculture and Natural Resources has continued to work to safeguard...

  • Taking chocolate milk out of schools results in a significant reduction in added sugar consumption. (Photo: Bob Nichols, USDA).
    Kids still drink milk when chocolate milk is pulled from the menu

    Schools across the nation are removing chocolate milk from their meal programs to reduce students' intake of added sugar. Some people are concerned the new policy will lead to a decrease in students' milk consumption and, specifically, reduce the...

  • The Market Match program makes high quality produce more accessible.
    UCCE is helping CalFresh shoppers double food dollars at farmers markets

    Across California, CalFresh shoppers can use their EBT cards at most farmers markets and double the value of their benefit, up to $10 per family each market day. “This benefit is underused,” said Chutima Ganthavorn, nutrition, family and...

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    Drying peppers

    If you have more fresh peppers than you can possibly use right now, you can dry them for later use. It does not matter if they are chili peppers, bell peppers or other varieties. And it does not matter if you have an electric food dehydrator or not....

  • So Easy to Preserve recipe book, pressure canner, and finished jar of canned pinto beans
    Home preservation for whole foods, plant-based lifestyles

    How my training as a UC Master Food Preserver helped me become healthy after a heart attack.   About three-quarters of the way into my certification training for the UCCE Master Food Preserver Program, I experienced a heart attack, which resulted...