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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, …

UC Global Food Initiative on World Food Day

While hunger rates across the globe have dropped, one in 9 of the world’s more than 7 billion people still struggle with chronic hunger. World Food Day seeks to raise …

Q&A: Jenga Mwendo, Community Activist

“People are tired of being on medications. They are ready to understand that food is the foundation of health and wellness. We have an opportunity to live a full and …

Q&A: Farmer Veteran Joe Oliveira

“One of the things I’ve observed is that a lot of veterans in the [California Farm Academy] training are naturally inclined to farming. In some ways, soldiers are trained to …

Friday Wrap: 7/10/15

The UC Food Observer chooses a handful of important stories for you to read as you end your work week. On the menu, in no particular order:   1. “Is …

Friday Wrap: 6/12/15

The UC Food Observer chooses a handful of important stories for you to read as you finish your work week. On the menu, in no particular order: the rise of …

Q&A: Pat Crawford, UC Nutrition Policy Institute

“Not changing is risky. The United States – along with Mexico – has the highest obesity rates in the industrialized world. With these extraordinarily high obesity rates, we are on …

Friday Wrap: 5/15/15 (it’s a palindrome!)

Happy palindrome week (plus)! From May 10th through May 19th, every day is a palindrome. This means that all the dates are symmetrical and read the same backward and forward. …