Nutrition, Family and Consumer Sciences
University of California
Nutrition, Family and Consumer Sciences

Nutrition, Family and Consumer Sciences

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The Sacramento Nutrition, Family & Consumer Sciences (NFCS) Program links research-based education with life experiences to help individuals with limited resources improve their lives, their families, and their communities.  Our NFCS Programs develop and implement community-based educational outreach that addresses critical needs of the county's diverse multicultural communities.

Volunteer with the
UC Expanded Food and Nutrition Program!

Volunteers provide essential services to many of our nutrition education projects and we welcome you as a valued member of our program.

Please complete the form (link below) and return to Olinda Hirsch by email: orhirsch@ucanr.edu or fax: (916) 875-6233

EFNEP Volunteer Form

UC Food Blog

Vibrant purple sweet potatoes are a healthful Thanksgiving surprise
Posted 11/20/2017 - Candied sweet potatoes – dripping with butter, brown sugar and pecans – or a casserole...

Simple tips for the best Thanksgiving
Posted 11/18/2017 -             “What if, today, we were...

Thanksgiving persimmons are autumn joy
Posted 11/16/2017 - When the weather cools in the fall and the holidays draw near, orange orbs ripen on persimmon...

'Know beans' about a delicious Thanksgiving
Posted 11/14/2017 - If you say "I don't know beans" about beans, you ought to. Beans are one of civilization's...

Military veterans and beginning farmers invited to poultry workshops
Posted 11/7/2017 - Prospective, beginner or intermediate farmers interested in raising poultry flocks on pasture...

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