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.
San Joaquin County offers nutrition and physical activity education through two programs.
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
Cover crops, typically planted in early fall, deliver a host of agricultural and conservation benefits. But many growers have gone away from planting them due to technical challenges and extra costs associated with the practice. In partnership with...
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...
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...
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...