Food

burger and fries

Even those who know better find junk food irresistible

The sight of a burger and fries pushes our happy button, even if you know a salad is better for you.
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.

Student created Feeding Forward fights hunger, food waste

Web platform connects organizations that have surplus perishable food with social agencies that feed the hungry.

Fresh idea brings campus produce to UC Davis pantry

New Fresh Focus program offers surplus, blemished or odd-shaped produce from the Student Farm to students in need.

UCSF launches sugar science initiative

Research and education project is designed to highlight the impact of added sugar on health.
Young women eating Chinese takeout food (iStock)

Historian serves up the story of Chinese food in America

'Chop Suey, USA' explores how the popular ethnic cuisine altered our gastronomic landscape.
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.
Joseph Martinus, UCLA

UC celebrates Food Day with buffet of activities

Across the UC system, Food Day participation will include lectures, discussions, film screenings, farmers markets, food demonstrations and special dining menus.

Breast milk is brain food

Certain fats found in mother's milk appear to be the strongest predictor of academic test performance.

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