Professor Andreas Stahl's campus collaborations in fighting obesity with fat.
Metabolic biology graduate students in the Department of Nutritional Science & Toxicology now have the opportunity to work with faculty at UCSF.
The American Society for Nutrition awarded Lecturer Dr. Mary Lesser the Emerging Leader in Nutrition Science, Research Competition Award for Maternal, Perinatal, & Pediatric Research Interest Section.
Not long after Berkeley became the first city in the country to levy an excise tax on sugar-sweetened beverages, questions arose about whether the move would have its desired effect by increasing the retail price of soda.
The analysis found that schools that engaged more with the program and made on-the-ground changes to their policies—such as ensuring students get daily recess or physical education and discouraging candy and sugary foods in classroom celebrations—saw greater reductions in the prevalence of student obesity.
A recent collaborative study between UC Berkeley School of Public Health and Contra Costa County researchers evaluated the efficacy of a culturally tailored obesity intervention for Latino children
The project will measure the impact of 21st century student-centered strategies based on behavioral economics to increase student participation in the school lunch program, reduce plate waste, improve dietary intake, and reduce obesity among low-income youth.