Centennial Staff Profiles
UCCE Fresno County – UC CalFresh
UC CalFresh Nutrition Program Coordinator
Time with ANR
2 years 2 months
I coordinate and deliver nutrition education to over 135 teachers and nearly 4,300 students within Fresno Unified School District.
Most Memorable Moment
I have had so many good memories in my two years here. I work and have worked with some wonderful people, I have had the opportunity to perform on stage, and be a part of a huge pilot program within one of my schools. A video was taken of me giving a lesson demonstration and used at the Obesity Conference this past summer, that was pretty cool! However, my best memories are of the students and seeing them actually make the changes in their lives that I teach them about. When they come running up to me and say, Mrs. Rogers, I'm eating healthier now, I eat carrots instead of Hot Cheetos! It just warms my heart.
What I love Most About Working for ANR
I love that I am able to bring my two passions together in one place; teaching and encouraging a healthier lifestyle for all. I love giving lesson demonstrations in the classroom while incorporating physical activity.
I was a classroom teacher in Fresno Unified. The UC CalFresh program was introduced to us at a staff meeting. I signed up for the program and was very impressed with the lesson delivery and food tastings my students received. I thought to myself, what a great job! I was told there was an opening, so I applied. Here I am today having a blast! I'm still teaching and I get to have a lot of fun in the classroom.