Nutrition, Family and Consumer Sciences
University of California
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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Posted 4/3/2018 - You're thinking about making Grandma's Southern Cornbread. You head for your pantry. You remember...

Got backyard chickens? Get their eggs tested for free
Posted 3/28/2018 - Californians who raise poultry outdoors are invited to get their eggs tested for...

Urban farming workshops start soon in Sacramento and San Diego
Posted 3/5/2018 - Are you an urban farmer in the Sacramento or San Diego region? Are you a gardener thinking of...

Announcing California's inaugural Food Waste Prevention Week
Posted 3/5/2018 - UC Agriculture and Natural Resources and the Nutrition Policy Institute are pleased to announce...

SNAP-Ed: It's a life changer
Posted 2/26/2018 - In January, more than 600 Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program – Education...

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