University of California, Agriculture & Natural Resources
University of California, Agriculture & Natural Resources
University of California, Agriculture & Natural Resources
University of California
University of California, Agriculture & Natural Resources

Centennial Staff Profiles


 Name Debbie S. Garcia
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 Title Youth Nutrition Coordinator
 Location EFNEP Sacramento- County
 Time with ANR 31 years
 Typical Day I teach nutrition classes to children 5 to 18 years old. A typical day starts with preparation of educational and visual material for the class, along with a food demonstration and fun physical activity.After the classes I have to complete reports and recruit new community-based centers and schools sites in the Sacramento area.

 Most Memorable Moment I was on my way to teach a nutrition class at Del Paso Elementary School in Sacramento. A group of children were playing, and when they saw me, they ran and gave me a hug and said, ?Hello, Miss Debbie, we are happy to see you again.? That is why I love to work with kids. They are sincere and truthful.

 What I love Most About Working for ANR This organization gave me the opportunity to grow and learn to work in the food and nutrition field. I have a passion for teaching the importance of eating healthy, focusing on balanced meals.

 My Story I started 31 years ago working one-on-one with adults. In 2002, I had the opportunity to apply for my current position working with youth. The changes give me the opportunity to work with children of different ages, which I enjoy tremendously.

Here's to another 100 years of science and service!

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