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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


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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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EFNEP Reached Out to Home-Based Head Start Parents
In the Inland Empire (Riverside and San Bernardino Counties), the Head Start programs serve disadvantaged families with children from birth to the age of 5 in Head Start center or home-based options. In the home-based program, a Head Start teacher visits with parents in their home weekly to teach them strategies to enhance child development, and improve health and school readiness. It is estimated that about 14.5% of children under five are overweight for their age in the Inland Empire. Head Start teachers understand that parent involvement and education is a key to helping children start on the right path to good health and seek assistance to bring nutrition education to the Head Start parents. UC Cooperative Extension Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program (EFNEP) has long provided nutrition classes at the center-based locations, but the home-based Head Start parents were left out.

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