Global Food Initiative

Winning entries, Food College contest

Playing with food pays off for UC Produce Collage Contest winners

Fine art and late night comedy inspired the creators of the winning entries.
Staff members from UC Santa Barbara's sustainability, housing and dining teams met with counterparts from UC Merced as well as area farmers and Harvest Santa Barbara.

One to grow on

UC system aims to cultivate relationships with small farms throughout California.


Life in America: Hazardous to immigrants’ health?

Over time, the health status of immigrant groups tends to decline. Public health researchers are untangling the causes and promoting solutions.
Thanksgiving foods

12 things you didn't know about holiday foods

To highlight the UC Global Food Initiative, here is a sampling of holiday-themed UC food research from each campus.
'Instant Recess' at UCLA

Healthy Campus Initiative helps inspire new nationwide program

UCLA is one of 20 colleges and universities participating in the Partnership for a Healthier America’s program of the same name.

UCSF launches sugar science initiative

Research and education project is designed to highlight the impact of added sugar on health.

UC Davis honored for agricultural leadership in Afghanistan

Extension project, launched in 2011, has helped rebuild Afghanistan’s agricultural industry.

Programs join to prevent obesity in families

Campus-nonprofit partnership gets a funding boost from the National Institutes of Health.
Victoria Salas works on the UC Santa Cruz farm

Food for thought

UC Santa Cruz — 'the Mothership' of organic agriculture — has much to offer UC's ambitious Global Food Initiative.
community gardeners

Former food desert now feeds a community’s spirit

San Diego residents are transforming a 20,000-square-foot vacant urban lot into a community focal point for healthy place making.