Mariposa County
University of California
Mariposa County

Nutrition, Family, and Consumer Sciences

The Nutrition, Family, and Consumer Sciences program helps people better manage their family and personal resources. The program provides consumers, especially the parents of young children, with information in food and nutrition, food safety, food preservation, and money management. Training and information is also provided to local agencies' staff, health and education professionals such as nurses, home health aides, residential care operators, and teachers. 

Food News

See below for more information and helpful websites:

Good dietary habits can promote health and may reduce your risks for major chronic diseases, see link below

    Dietary Guidelines for Americans            


Make smart choices from every food group, see the USDA MyPyramid link below


     USDA MyPyramid


Learn how to use the Nutrition Facts label to make healthy food choices, see link below



    Nutrition Facts Label


Have a question about canning, see the National Center for Home Food Preservation link below  



    National Center for Home Food Preservation

    Free ANR Catalog Food Safety/Preservation Bulletins

    Free ANR Catalog Safe Method to Store & Preserve





Want to learn more about how to keep your food safe, see link below                 

    Make It Safe Keep It Safe Brochure


Check out the following links for papers published by Margaret Collins PhD:

   Anxiety and Depression in Patients with Diabetes MMC

   Self-care Coping Strategies in People with Diabetes MMC

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