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CalFresh Healthy Living, UCCE Imperial County improves health by being first in Imperial County to pivot to online nutrition education
Teacher adopts CalFresh Healthy Living, UCCE Imperial County pilot of online nutrition education to promote healthy living during COVID-19 Shelter-in-Place - the first in the County The Issue Imperial County is a rural, Sonoran Desert...
Collaboration between CalFresh Healthy Living, UCCE San Mateo County and local school increases access to green spaces and empower youth through development of Garden Buddy system. The Issue Woodrow Wilson Elementary school is located in Daly...
Not only did the Siskiyou County Board of Supervisors approve a $10,000 allocation to the local 4-H program, commissioners spoke warmly about the youth development program, reported Bill Choy in the Mt. Shasta News. “Without 4-H I don't think my...
Researchers have found there is increasing demand for veterinary services for poultry and livestock in the Western United States, and a need for ongoing continuing education of veterinarians and animal owners, reported Trina Wood, communications officer...
The Issue Red imported fire ant (RIFA, Solenopsis invicta, Fig. 1) is a venomous ant that was accidentally brought into California in 1989. Since its introduction, it has spread to many new territories in Southern California and Central...
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Master Gardeners: 925-608-6683
Director: Frank McPherson
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Over the last four decades, rates of childhood obesity have more than tripled for school-aged youth. Sugar-sweetened beverage (SSB) intake contributes to excessive weight gain. Youth's risk for obesity increases an average of 60% with every additional daily serving of soda. In Shasta County 39% of children ages 2-17 consumed one or more SSBs daily and 33% were considered overweight or obese. The Dietary Guidelines for Americans encourage individuals to choose water as the best non-caloric substitute for SSBs. UCCE was ready to mobilize resources and partnerships to improve the health outcomes of Shasta County youth through education, marketing and promotion, and environmental changes that supported water consumption.
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