Nutrition, Family and Consumer Sciences
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Nutrition, Family and Consumer Sciences

Nutrition, Family and Consumer Sciences


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: or fax: (916) 875-6233

EFNEP Volunteer Form

UC Food Blog

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Food waste is an ethical and environmental issue
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School gardens get new life from UC Cooperative Extension volunteers
Posted 7/13/2017 - When children grow their own fresh fruits and vegetables, they are much more likely to eat healthy...

UC ANR hosts workshops for California's urban farmers
Posted 7/12/2017 - In communities around California, urban farms provide fresh produce, community green space, and...

FOOD IT: How will technology shape the future of food?
Posted 6/28/2017 - More than 300 people gathered in Mountain View for the fourth annual FOOD IT: Fork to Farm on...

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