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Nutrition, Family and Consumer Sciences

The 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

School Garden Education

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Coronavirus disease 2019, also known as COVID-19, is spreading in the United States. The disease causes respiratory illness such as cough, fever, and in more severe cases, trouble breathing. The best way to prevent illness is to get vaccinated to protect yourself and others and avoid being exposed to this virus:

  • Wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
  • If you go out, wear a mask that fits tightly and maintain a distance of at least 6 feet from others.

More information and advice on COVID-19 prevention can be found below:

CDC:      https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/
CA:        https://covid19.ca.gov/
CDPH:    https://www.cdph.ca.gov/covid19

Riverside County COVID-19 UPDATE

Riverside County Food Access Sites

Program Activities
UC Delivers
  • Moreno Valley Unified Community Wellness Center Welcomed EFNEP

    The Moreno Valley Unified School District (MVUSD) wanted to create a place to eliminate learning barriers by providing students with a school-based program that promotes health, safety, and resources through community partnerships. The new Community Wellness Center was finally opened in January 2018. The District Wellness Liaison, Ms. Connie Edwards, dreamed of this day for many years. The new center now provides care and services to homeless students and youth in temporary homes, and distributes basic needs items such as clothing, shoes, and food. In addition, the Center offers classes in self-efficacy, literacy, health, and nutrition to the District’s parents. Moreno Valley has higher than average poverty rate (16.8% below poverty level as compared with 15.1% for California; factfinder.census.gov). The obesity rates are also higher (30.6% for adults and 39.7% for teens in Moreno Valley as compared with 24.8% for adults and 32.4% for teens in California; shaperivco.org).