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Nutrition and Family Consumer Sciences

What we do

  • Teach nutrition education to youth and families.
  • Provide nutrition tools and information to make healthier food choices.
  • Train teachers and community organizations to use our nutrition curriculum.
  • Offer training to volunteers to prepare food safely at community events.

What sets us apart

  • All programs, curricula, and educational tools are evidence-based. 
  • Education services are free of cost.

Nutrition Education

San Joaquin County offers nutrition and physical activity education through two programs. 

Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program (EFNEP)

CalFresh Healthy Living, UCCE 

Get to know your local Farmers Market

Farmers markets are easy to find:

Use the USDA Farmers Markets Search to find one near you. Due to their flexible locations, some community farmers markets provide fresh, healthy foods when other sources aren't as easily accessed. 

SNAP and WIC cards are accepted at most farmers markets.

Click here for more information on food assistance programs.

ANR Food Blog
  • Organic research at Kearney Agricultural Research & Extension Center. Photo by Brenda Dawson
    Free weekly organic agriculture seminars for growers

    Growers are invited to attend free organic agriculture seminars hosted by UC Cooperative Extension. Lunchtime seminars will be offered on Tuesdays from 12 to 1 p.m. through March 8. The 30-minute presentations will be delivered online via Zoom,...


    By Pamela Kan-Rice
    Author - Assistant Director, News and Information Outreach
  • Play With Fruit

    Make fruit fun by creating kooky characters, such as childhood favorites Bert and Ernie from Sesame Street.   Ingredients: 1 clementine peeled (save the peel) 1 banana peeled and cut in half Raisins 2 mini marshmallows 1 red fruit roll...


    By Debbie Fetter
    Author - EFNEP Student Assistant
  • Apricots
    Amazing Awesome Apricots!

    When you think of apricots you imagine a juicy, soft fruit resembling a small peach.  Thinkagain! They’re also little power houses of some “notable nutrients!”   Apricot Advantages Rich in Vitamin A (beta-carotene)...


  • Apple blog1
    Fall for Apples!

    Delicious, fresh, crisp, and sweet apples are the epitome of fall. With so many varieties to choose from, apples offer great versatility. In addition to making a perfect snack, they are excellent to cook with. Plus, they have fantastic health...


    By Melissa Tamargo
    Posted By - Operations Coordinator
  • Fruit Sushi
    Home Economics 101: Fruit Sushi!

    With the emergence of fall comes the back-to-school season in desperate need of a food makeover. Forget the fruit roll ups and bags of chips!  Today's snack is funky and wild but still packed with healthy nutrients and protein.  Although it is difficult...


    By Melissa Tamargo
    Author - Operations Coordinator