Events & Nutrition News

All Aboard
The Nutrition Education Team is On Board!!!  We're growing healthy families and spreading the word about the 100th anniversary of Cooperative Extension.
Tulare Union Health Fair

It's hot! Here is where you can stay cool Cooling Centers

Fitness for Kids
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YouTube Video
Contact us to start a Fitness FUNatic group of your own!

AgVentures Day 2016 -  YouTube Video

IMPORTANT SAFETY NEWS
Warning to parents:  Why Bulky Winter Coats and Car Seats Don't Mix

Food Recall - Garden Fresh Expands Salad Recall for Possible Listeria Contamination

Educator Encouragement Leads to Dream Job!
 
Alice and Grilda

Farm to Fork Fun!!!

University of California Cooperative Extension UC CalFresh educators love to share the fun with lessons about food from farm to fork!  Ask a second grader, “Where does milk come from?” and hopefully the answer is “cows,” but all too often the answer is “the store.”  Here in Tulare County, California’s largest dairy producer, educators encourage knowing how our food gets from the farm to the table. 

Visalia’s Washington Elementary HEART program is just one of two Central Valley schools to receive a pilot grant from TCHAS (Team California for Healthy Afterschool).  The California Department of Education, the UC Cooperative and 4-H are just a few of the collaborating partners ensuring that children gain a full understanding of agriculture, food processing, and nutrition.  Along the way the children use University of California Agriculture and Natural Resources curricula, get physical activity, participate in taste tests, and oh yes, and have plenty of fun!

“We’re really looking to include the whole family in the process of healthy eating,” states Washington Heart Site Director Kathy Hays. Ms. Hays is part of a nutrition team for the HEART organization.  This particular pilot is part of a comprehensive five year plan.

Farm to Fork Milk Washington
 

Nutrition on the Go!

UCCE partners with Tulare County Food Link, which provides free, farm fresh produce to students at Roosevelt Elementary School. Student volunteers act as market managers and distribute the fruits and veggies to their classmates! A fabulicious time for all!
 
Roosevelt NoGo April