San Mateo/San Francisco Counties
University of California
San Mateo/San Francisco Counties

Nutrition Education Program


UC Cooperative Extension Family Nutrition Education provides research-based food and nutrition information and educational programs for San Mateo and San Francisco Counties. Our goal is to help youth and families make healthy food choices, maximize limited food budgets, and handle food safely.

Our staff of professionals bring a significant depth and breadth of food and nutrition experience and education to the programs. We act as a vital bridge between the UC academic system and our local communities, tailoring the latest science, curriculum, and information to the needs, cultures, and languages of our communities.

What We Do:

We currently offer two USDA-funded programs for limited-income youth and families, among other nutrition projects.

FOR PARENTS: The Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program (EFNEP) provides a series of eight practical, hands-on, multilingual nutrition lessons from the Eating Smart*Being Active Curriculum for limited-income parents of young children.

FOR YOUTH EDUCATORS: Cal-Fresh provides nutrition education curricula and activities, staff and parent training, and technical support for qualifying pre-schools, schools, and agencies.

OTHER: Nutrition staff may provide technical expertise for community grants, committees, and other projects by request.


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Nutrition staff do “whatever it takes to get kids to eat right.”
Nutrition staff do “whatever it takes to get kids to eat right.”




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300 Piedmont Ave.,

Bldg. B, Room 227

San Bruno, CA 94066

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