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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

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Get Fresh intervention in Riverside County reaches 9,000 low-income individuals
In Riverside County, the CalFresh program (federally known as the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program or SNAP) serves 289,188 low-income individuals. According to California Food Policy Advocates, 37% of low-income households in 2014 were food insecure, having limited or uncertain access to adequate food. Educating CalFresh participants about making healthy food choices and shopping on a limited budget can help to improve their nutrition and food security; however, the challenge is that this population is very hard to reach and may be at different stages of readiness to change behaviors.

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