UCCE Contra Costa
UC ANR Collaboration with Almond Industry Increases Environmental Sustainability of Agriculture through Professional Development Training for Crop Protection Workforce in Northern and Central California
UC ANR supports California's almond crop protection workforce through Airblast Sprayer Calibration Trainings to maintain or improve their technical knowledge. 100% of participants reported both learning professional skills and their intent to adopt...
UC ANR Program Developing a Qualified Crop Protection Workforce for California through Sprayer Calibration Education
UC ANR supports California's crop protection workforce to become more qualified through hands-on Airblast Sprayer Calibration Training. 100% of participants reported learning professional skills that also can improve the sustainability and profitability...
UC ANR program promotes citrus production efficiency and profitability through increased awareness of spray application best practices
Upon attending the Citrus Spray Field Day in November 2022 at the Kearney Agricultural Research and Extension (KARE) Center, 93% of participants reported learning much or very much about spray application best practices, which can lead to increased...
CalFresh Healthy Living, UCCE in Santa Barbara and San Luis Obispo Counties Promotes Healthy Eating Practices with Teens Love Cooking
After attending a Teens Love Cooking summer series focused on nutrition and culinary skills, 83% of youth participants were more willing to try new foods and ask for them at home. The class helped reinforce their healthy eating habits and support their...
CFHL, UCCE Kern Program helps Community Action Partnership of San Luis Obispo Farm Working Families Adopt a Healthy Lifestyle
CFHL, UCCE Kern Program aims to improve health in farm working families by encouraging healthy eating and physical activity. As a result of a CFHL, UCCE Kern Program partnership with Head Start centers serving migrant communities, youth completed over...
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Today's children are expected to live shorter lifespans than their parents and childhood obesity is one contributing factor. The lifetime cost of obesity is estimated at $19,000 per child. Sugar- sweetened beverages (SSBs), fast foods, and screen time are factors related to unhealthy weight. Forty- two percent of Alameda and Contra Costa children are overweight or obese, 31% drank one or more SSB daily, and 24% ate fast food two or more times during the past week. Food companies spent $1.7 billion marketing unhealthy food to children and only $280 million marketing healthy foods. Children are exposed to food marketing through screen time, including TV, mobile devices, and computers. Educating parents about the benefits of serving their children healthy foods and beverages, reducing screen time, and encouraging family physical activity can contribute to better health outcomes and reduced health care costs.
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