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Central Sierra

Nutrition, Family and Consumer Science

The Nutrition, Family, and Consumer Sciences program helps people better manage their family and personal resources. The program provides consumers -- especially the parents of young children -- with information in food and nutrition, food safety, food preservation, and money management. Training and information is also provided to health and education professionals such as nurses, foster care parents, home health aides residential care operators, and teachers.

Collective impact: The Calaveras County experience

The Issue

Statistics can inform us of challenges counties face, but people create solutions. This is well illustrated in Calaveras County, a rural Sierra foothills community. Calaveras residents face many stumbling blocks to sustaining a healthy lifestyle. Dogged by high unemployment, the overall food insecurity rate is over 15%, with a rate among children as high as 23%. Other challenges include isolated residential areas with limited public transportation and infrastructure. In addition, the community has experienced natural disasters such as the 2015 Butte Fire, affecting over 12,000 people in the Sierra foothills.

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On the Go Snack Boxes

South Lake Tahoe Parent Nutrition Workshops

Check the South Lake Tahoe Nutrition Education webpage for current workshop information.

UCCE is Helping Amador County get Healthy

UCCE is Helping Amador County get Healthy

UC Cooperative Extension Central Sierra is helping Amador County get healthy. We are educating people about food nutrition, fitness, food safety and much more. Read this recently publish article from the Ledger Dispatch.


Family Nutrition through Myplate

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