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David L. Katz presents on "The Truth About Food: Overall Pattern of Chronic Diseases in Modern Societies"

April 15, 2019

On April 15th, 2019 David L. Katz, MD, MPH presented the 15th Annual Kosuna Distinguished Lecture in Nutrition at UC Davis.  Dr. Katz is the founding director of the Prevention Research Center at Yale University. His talk was on "The Truth About Food: Overall Pattern of Chronic Diseases in Modern Societies."  His talk is available in mp3 audio and video format.

 

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: