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 email to:
Vanessa Kenyon or
Alicia Fraticelli
Or fax the form to
(916) 875-6233

EFNEP Volunteer Form

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