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Community Health & Nutrition

The Nutrition, Family and Consumer Sciences program is part of the University of California Cooperative Extension operating in El Dorado, Amador, Calaveras and Tuolumne counties.
Our team of 12 people works out of offices in Placerville, South Lake Tahoe, Sutter Creek, San Andreas, and Sonora.
Through the CalFresh Healthy Living-UCCE program, we teach free classes in local schools, community centers, libraries, and other public locations. Our classes show people how to choose, grow, cook, and enjoy affordable healthy foods, and how to make physical activity a regular and fun part of life. We also work to create environments where it’s easier for people to make healthy choices, by supporting school wellness policies, community and school gardens, walking clubs, and more.
Our mission is to make healthy eating and active living more accessible in the Central Sierra - because good health should be within reach for everyone in our communities.
ANR Food Blog
  • Delivery truck wrapped in healthy food marketing. Photo: @slcusdfood
    School food: Supporting healthy kids and local food systems

    School food service is a multibillion dollar industry that impacts the lives of over 30 million (mostly) low-income students. Every school day and, with increasing frequency, during summer weekdays as well, this industry provides two-thirds of students'...

    By Shannon Klisch
    Author - Cal Fresh Community Education Supervisor 2
    By Katherine E Soule
    Author - Director of Cooperative Extension, SLO & SB Counties & Youth, Families & Communities Advisor