Global Food Initiative

UC fruit Central Valley

Despite farms, some in Central Valley struggle to find fresh food

UC Merced is spearheading a collaboration to prevent chronic disease in the community.

UC Riverside researchers, from left, Philippe Rolshausen, David Jassby, Haizhou Liu, Caroline Roper, Georgios Vidalakis, and James Borneman received a $5.1 million grant to fight a disease killing citrus trees.

Fighting a citrus killer

Research will focus on attacking disease that is destroying Florida’s citrus industry and threatens California.

Under the supervision of Allison Korn, UCLA law students will provide legal services as part of UCLA's new Food Law and Policy Clinic.

Safe and sustainable: UCLA launches Food Law and Policy Clinic

First of its kind in California.

Doron Comerchero is the founder and director of FoodWhat.

Planting seeds, growing confidence

FoodWhat uses sustainable food, meaningful work and farming to help youth heal, grow and explore their identities.

UC Davis school lunch

How California is reinventing school lunch

30 million kids receive school lunch daily — and UC's Global Food Initiative is helping ensure it's healthy and sustainable.

UC Sacramento food waste

Nutrition education summit to tackle food waste

UC and national leaders will convene to consider new ways to optimize food resources.

UCSF veggies

Food is medicine for HIV-positive and Type 2 diabetes patients

Maintaining a healthy diet improves mental health and medication adherence.

Everyone in the UC Merced community can get fresh produce from the farmers market truck that comes to campus each week.

UC Merced Blum Center relaunching with focus on food

Will become hub for food-security-related research and outreach on and off campus.

More than two in three adults in the United States are considered overweight or obese.

Study explains how western diet leads to overeating and obesity

UC Riverside researchers identify pharmaceutical target for overeating associated with diet-induced obesity.

Children in Mexicali, Mexico, plant seeds while learning about food and agriculture.

UC helps launch 4-H program in Mexico

Agreement will expand youth development opportunities south of the border.