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

Growing gardeners and nourishing communities
Posted 5/18/2018 - Spring is here, and oftentimes the busiest season of the year for gardeners to plant edibles with...

Growers get help from UC in estimating raspberry production costs
Posted 5/7/2018 - When growers are considering a new crop to plant, and penciling out their expenses and income,...

UC Global Food Initiative Fellows gather to discuss food system changemaking
Posted 4/26/2018 - Sustainability. Food justice. Research to action. These were the themes discussed April...

New labor laws factored into UC cost studies for table grape production
Posted 4/17/2018 - To help table grape growers make decisions on which varieties to grow, the UC Agriculture and...

NPI study finds that prices for fruits and vegetables may be higher in low-income neighborhoods
Posted 4/4/2018 - Shoppers purchasing fruits and vegetables in stores located in low-income neighborhoods in...

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