Centennial Staff Profiles
UCCE Butte County
Program Representative / Nutrition Educator
Time with ANR
5 years and 9 months
My job, as a Bilingual Nutrition Educator entails the delivery of research-based nutrition information to a diverse group of low-income individuals, mainly parents, in an effort to introduce and reinforce positive dietary and food safety practices. My service area includes Butte, Glenn, Colusa, Yuba, and Sutter Counties and requires considerable travel. I recruit participants to the program through constant networking, building of rapport, and maintaining a positive relationship with community service agencies. The lesson delivery takes place at various community locations to allow easy access for potential participants. The fact that my program is a long one—running 8 weeks—allows me the opportunity to get to know the participants and their needs.
Most Memorable Moment
Every day and every group is filled with memorable experiences. There isn’t anything more exciting than to see a transformation in the program participants. I glean great satisfaction from delivering EFNEP lessons. I am always pleased when participants express disappointment that we have arrived at the end of the 8-week program. This lets me know that I have activated a desire to learn, grow, and improve dietary and physical activity practices for their entire family.
What I love Most About Working for ANR
I love making a difference. As a Nutrition Educator I am committed to providing valuable research-based knowledge that empowers individuals to acquire healthy lifestyles for themselves and their families. Through these education efforts, I improve the overall quality of life in my community. I persistently contribute to the improved health, longevity, and happiness of my lesson participants and the communities around them. By impacting EFNEP participants, I am making a difference in the world. I make good health an attainable reality for all!
I have worked in the education field most of my life and have always been drawn to helping others. Working with UC ANR gives me the opportunity to do both. It provides me the venue to reach people who are in need of information and who can benefit the most. I make a difference in my community by impacting those around me and empowering them to improve the quality of life for themselves and their families.