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National Nutrition Month Encourages Better Health

It starts with a single step. Eating healthier is often best achieved by starting small – not trying to change everything overnight. That’s the message of National Nutrition Month® 2017 …

UC launches Good Food for Local Schools website

School lunches play a vital role in feeding and nourishing America’s children. More than 30 million of the nation’s children eat at least one meal a day at school. There is an opportunity, …

Cal Ag Journal issues call for papers on food system

University of California President Janet Napolitano launched the UC Global Food Initiative (GFI) in 2014 to address one of the most compelling issues of our time: how to sustainably and nutritiously feed a world …

USDA Reports: Americans’ Eating Patterns and more

The USDA has one of the UC Food Observer’s favorite websites. Spend a few hours poking around and you’ll discover treasures galore, ranging from reports covering commodities and obesity to information about legislation/public policy, …

FLOTUS’ food fight, the Orange Empire and more

Good morning! On the menu today, in no particular order:   The Great FLOTUS Food Fight. Michelle Obama’s focus on healthy food and nutrition “has transformed the American food landscape…” One …

A Spotlight on Sorghum

Sorghum might just be one of the most interesting foods you aren’t yet eating. This ancient cereal crop is the fifth most important cereal crop in the world, according to …