Welcoming Miranda Westfall to the Nutrition Policy Institute as the Director of the CalFresh Healthy Living Evaluation Unit

Oct 12, 2022

Miranda Westfall joined the Nutrition Policy Institute on October 3, 2022 as the Director of the CalFresh Healthy Living Evaluation Unit. She will be mentored by Gail Woodward-Lopez, Principal Investigator of the unit. As a registered dietitian and a public health nutrition researcher, Miranda brings a wealth of experience from her academic career at the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health, where her training and research focused on public health program planning and evaluation to support nutrition and health outcomes across the life course. She also led evaluation of training and workforce support activities for California's COVID-19 response. At the Nutrition Policy Institute, Miranda will continue to support healthy eating and active living through monitoring and assessing the impact of the CalFresh Healthy Living program in partnership with the California Department of Public Health and local health departments. CalFresh Healthy Living is the largest nutrition education and obesity prevention program in California with more than one-third of California residents eligible for the program.

By Katherine Lanca
Author - Graduate Student
By Miranda Westfall
Editor - Academic Coordinator
By Danielle L. Lee
Editor - Director of Communications & Research Engagement