UCCE Centennial: 100 Years of Science and Service
"This is my 41st year growing crops in the Salinas Valley. Every year…without fail…UC Cooperative Extension has been my local resource for research and education…they know local issues of plant health, pest management, productivity, nutrition and resource management that impact my crops."Richard Smith, President Valley Farm Management, Soledad
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Nutrition Educator, UCCE Butte County / Cluster
I am proud to know that I am part of a great program that assists low-income communities to maintain a healthier lifestyle. When participants increase their physical activity and improve their food choices, they improve the lives of their families. Parents often believe that following a healthy diet is costly and out of their reach. It gives me great pleasure to educate parents about simple but effective and nutritious changes they can implement to benefit their families. Parents often leave our lessons feeling empowered and knowing they can make positive changes with the food and beverages they consume and the way they are prepared.