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Riverside County

Nutrition, Family and Consumer Sciences

NFCS Program at UC Cooperative Extension in Riverside County connects the people of Riverside County with research and resources from the University of California.

NFCS Program is working to address two UC ANR Strategic Vision 2025 Initiatives:

1) Healthy Families and Communities

  • Promoting healthy behaviors for childhood obesity prevention
  • Helping consumers make informed decision regarding food choices, nutrition and health
  • Improving consumers' food management skills

2) Ensure Safe and Secure Food Supplies

  • Educating community organizations and consumers on safe food handling practices

What's new?

EFNEP 50th

The Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program (EFNEP) is celebrating its 50 year anniversary this year! EFNEP Program has been in Riverside County since 1969. With our community-based, hands-on educational approach, EFNEP has directly impacted economic, obesity, and food insecurity challenges in Riverside County. Watch our video to learn more about the 50 years of EFNEP.



EFNEP 50th Anniversary


UC Delivers

EFNEP Educator Made Learning Fun!
Getting teachers to sign on to do nutrition education in the classroom is not always an easy task. Nutrition education is often viewed as an additional burden on top of mandated standards and other responsibilities that teachers already have. Although teachers are supportive and see nutrition education as valuable, sometimes they simply do not have time to prepare and implement a nutrition program. According the 2017-2018 California Physical Fitness Report, one in five students in Riverside County are obese (20.5% 5th graders, 19.0% 7th graders, 19.5% 9th graders). Therefore, it is important to instill healthy eating habits early in life.

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