Nutrition Policy Institute
Nutrition Policy Institute
Nutrition Policy Institute
University of California
Nutrition Policy Institute

Research to Action News Brief

Research to Action, the Nutrition Policy Institute's quarterly news brief, provides information on research, policy, news, announcements, events, articles and action items focused on nutrition and healthy communities.

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Collaborative Nutrition Policy Institute study sheds light on challenges of increasing school lunch participation

Nutrition Policy Institute (NPI) and UC Berkeley School of Public Health researchers published a new study in partnership with the San Francisco Unified School District (SFUSD) on the impact of a multi-component intervention to increase students' lunch...

Posted on Friday, April 3, 2020 at 1:30 PM
Focus Area Tags: Family,Food,Health

Lorrene Ritchie quoted in New York Times article on stockpiling food during the COVID-19 pandemic

Lorrene Ritchie, director and cooperative extension specialist of the UC ANR Nutrition Policy Institute, was interviewed for a March 31, 2020 article in The New York Times, Don't Overdo the Coronavirus Stockpiling. The article discusses how to...

Posted on Wednesday, April 1, 2020 at 12:00 PM
Tags: Lorrene Ritchie (6), press (1)
Focus Area Tags: Family,Food,Health

An update on COVID-19 and the Nutrition Policy Institute

To mitigate the spread of COVID-19 in California, University of California (UC) campuses, the UC Office of the President, UC Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources (ANR) and the Nutrition Policy Institute are working to protect our community by...

Posted on Wednesday, March 18, 2020 at 10:30 AM

NPI research suggests U.S. schools across the poverty spectrum adhere equally to federal school meal nutrition standards

Nutrition Policy Institute's latest study in the Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior March 2020 issue suggests that schools across the U.S. adhered equally to the federal 2010 Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act school meal nutrition standards...

Posted on Friday, March 6, 2020 at 9:27 AM
Focus Area Tags: Family,Food,Health

Lorrene Ritchie presents at the National Collaborative on Childhood Obesity Research (NCCOR) meeting in Atlanta

Nutrition Policy Institute director and Cooperative Extension specialist, Lorrene Ritchie, was invited to give a talk on "Methodological challenges - self-report from key informants in diverse settings" as part of a national meeting hosted by the...

Posted on Thursday, February 27, 2020 at 3:50 PM
Focus Area Tags: Family,Food,Health

NPI sponsored event: Fixing our children's food environment, featuring Bettina Elias Siegel on March 2, 2020

Please join the Berkeley Food Institute and the Nutrition Policy Institute in welcoming Bettina Elias Siegel to discuss her new book Kid Food: The Challenge of Feeding Children in a Highly Processed World. What are the roles of parents and...

Posted on Thursday, February 27, 2020 at 12:00 PM
Focus Area Tags: Family,Food,Health

Nutrition Policy Institute researchers present at Healthy Eating Research 14th annual grantee meeting in Denver

Nutrition Policy Institute (NPI) researchers will attend and present at the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, Healthy Eating Research (HER) program's 14th annual grantee meeting in Denver, Colorado on March 3-4, 2020. Marisa Tsai, NPI data...

Posted on Wednesday, February 26, 2020 at 12:00 PM
Focus Area Tags: Family,Food,Health

UC Global Food Initiative fellow identifies efforts to address both food and housing insecurity in California

Californians are struggling to afford adequate housing and food, yet little is known about the intersection of individuals and families experiencing both housing and food insecurity. The Nutrition Policy Institute (NPI)'s 2018/2019 University...

Posted on Tuesday, February 25, 2020 at 12:00 PM
Focus Area Tags: Family,Food,Health

New National Drinking Water Alliance fact sheet puts a spotlight on childcare tap water safety

The National Drinking Water Alliance, coordinated by the Nutrition Policy Institute, created a new fact sheet which aims to demystify tap water contamination and provide clear information on tap water safety for childcare providers and for...

Posted on Thursday, February 20, 2020 at 9:00 AM
Focus Area Tags: Family,Health

NPI Brown Bag Event: How Low-Income Parents Use Food to Create Meaningful Social Experience, February 6, 12pm

Caitlin Daniel, a postdoctoral researcher with the Nutrition Policy Institute and University of California, Berkeley Sociology Department will present at the next NPI Brown Bag on Thursday, February 6 at 12:00 noon on "How Low-Income Parents...

Posted on Wednesday, February 5, 2020 at 9:30 AM
Tags: Brown Bag Talk (1)
Focus Area Tags: Family,Food

Free online professional development class: Healthy Beverages in Early Care & Education

The University of California is providing a free online course, Healthy Beverages in Early Care & Education, in English and Spanish for child care providers in California. This 30-minute online class is a fun and interactive way to learn about the...

Posted on Tuesday, February 4, 2020 at 9:34 AM
Focus Area Tags: Food,Health

Nutrition Policy Institute receives two grants from Robert Wood Johnson Foundation's Healthy Eating Research program

Nutrition Policy Institute is collaborating with The Brigham and Women's Hospital, Inc. and Public Health Foundation Enterprises (PHFE), Inc. on two projects funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation's Healthy Eating Research Program, as...

Posted on Monday, February 3, 2020 at 9:33 AM

Nutrition Policy Institute receives grant to study Earned Income Tax Credit for low-income California families

Nutrition Policy Institute (NPI) Senior Researcher and Policy Advisor Wendi Gosliner, in collaboration with Professor Lia Fernald at the University of California, Berkeley, School of Public Health, received a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Equity-Focused...

Posted on Wednesday, January 29, 2020 at 12:00 PM
Tags: grants (1), Wendi Gosliner (4)
Focus Area Tags: Family

UC Nutrition Policy Institute is seeking to hire a chief business officer

The chief business officer manages the administrative operations of the Nutrition Policy Institute (NPI), a research institute with a staff of approximately 30-40 academic, staff and student positions funded predominately by grants...

Posted on Friday, January 24, 2020 at 3:37 PM
Tags: Job Opening (1)
Focus Area Tags: Food

NPI's National Drinking Water Alliance provides drinking water input for the 2020 Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee

A comment composed by members of the National Drinking Water Alliance was signed by 62 individuals and 13 organizations and submitted to the Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee (DGAC) for the 2020 Dietary Guidelines for Americans (DGAs). The...

Posted on Thursday, January 16, 2020 at 10:00 AM
Focus Area Tags: Health

New study from Nutrition Policy Institute shows childhood obesity prevention programs are not associated with unhealthy dieting patterns

Nutrition Policy Institute (NPI) researchers published a new study suggesting childhood obesity prevention programs are not associated with unhealthy dieting in children and may in fact improve children's satisfaction with their body weight....

Posted on Thursday, January 9, 2020 at 4:10 PM
Focus Area Tags: Family,Food,Health
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