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Schneeman and Dewey among 20 nationally recognized experts to serve on the 2020 Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee

March 19, 2019

The Departments of Agriculture (USDA) and Health and Human Services (HHS) announced the appointment of 20 nationally recognized experts including Barbara Schneeman and Kathryn Dewey to serve on the 2020 Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee (Schneeman to chair). The independent Advisory Committee will review scientific evidence on topics and questions identified by the Departments and will provide a report on their findings to the Secretaries.

Nutrition Department hosts "Cooking 101" course

October 15, 2018

The Department of Nutrition provided a "Cooking 101" course in fall of 2018 to provide outreach and engagement to students in the college and to support student food literacy and security. Students were taught about healthy eating and meal planning through an interactive cooking class. The students were shown how to prepare seasonally available ingredients in a few easy and healthy ways.

Steinberg chairs UC Davis Student Food Security Task Force – Final Report released

October 01, 2018

In 2015 the UC Office of the President commissioned a study that reported that up to 42% of students throughout the UC system experience high levels of food insecurity.   Food insecurity adversely impacts the health and educational success of our students.  So, in response to this report, in 2018 Chancellor Gary May appointed a UC Davis Student Food Security Task Force with professor Francene Steinberg as Chair. The task force was charged to:

Zivkovic and colleagues receive $3.4M NIH grant to study glycosylation alterations in Alzheimer’s Disease

September 27, 2018

Angela Zivkovic and colleagues were recently awarded $3.4M NIH grant funded over five years to study the comprehensive characterization of glycosylation alterations in Alzheimer’s Disease.  The NIH grant is a multi-PI grant with Carlito Lebrilla and Lee-Way Jin as PIs and Angela Zivkovic as the contact PI, titled "Comprehensive Characterization of Glycosylation Alterations in Alzheimer’s Disease”.