UCCE Contra Costa
Letter From Our Bay Area County Director
After participating in UCCE's virtual Family Cook Night series, 60% of parents reported intention to not offer a treat as a reward for eating other foods and 80% would try new strategies for picky eaters, promoting healthy people and communities. The...
Partnering to improve food security and generate food sovereignty within Native American communities
UCCE and CFHL, UC collaborated with the Torres Martinez Native American community on health and wellness goals and increasing access to produce for 1,600 families, contributing to UC ANR's public values of safeguarding abundant, healthy food and...
UC 4-H increases staff capacity to address youths’ mental well-being, fostering community health and wellness
As a result of UC 4-H Mindful Mechanics classes, 4-H staff feel better prepared to lead lessons and discussions with 4-H youth around mindfulness, mental health, and stress-management, demonstrating UC ANR's commitment to healthy people and...
Farm worker families improve food resource management and healthy food preparation skills after participating in virtual workshops with CFHL, UCCE Kern and the Kern 4-H program
CFHL, UCCE and 4-H team up in Kern County to offer comprehensive food and nutrition education to farmworker families. Participants improved their food resource management and nutrition practices, contributing to UC ANR's public value of promoting healthy...
Riverside County school teachers adopt physical activity strategies for virtual classrooms after attending CalFresh Healthy Living, UCCE training
Alvord USD teachers implemented virtual physical activity with over 3,100 students in the first 3 months following CFHL, UCCE training during COVID-19 school closures, contributing to improved health for all and UC ANR's public value of developing...
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Contra Costa Stories
UC ANR teamed up to investigate effective integrated pest management for bed bugs in low-income, multiple-occupancy housing
Bed bugs, their bites, and the associated social stigma continue to plague many Californians and draw widespread attention from the media. Although bed bugs can occur within a wide range of human habitations and income-levels, it’s those who live in low-income, multiple-occupancy housing who appear to suffer the greatest. Integrated Pest Management (IPM), first developed by UC in the 1940s for agriculture, offers a theoretical framework for bed bug management in multiple-occupancy housing
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