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UC Berkeley School of Public Health DrPH candidate Christopher Chau was awarded a 2016-2017 Dr. Antronette (Toni) Yancey and Darlene Edgley Fellowship. The Yancey/Edgley DrPH Dissertation Fellowship funds dissertation more...
On November 16, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack appointed Asa Bradman, associate professor of Environmental Health Science at the UC Berkeley School of Public Health, to the National Organic Standards Board (NOSB). Bradman more...
In October, The Lancet published a series: Advancing Early Childhood Development: from Science to Scale and held a global launch event in Washington D.C. The series builds on two previous Lancet series from 2007 and 2011, more...
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A new research collaboration between UC Berkeley and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention will study whether food is a significant source of the antibiotic-resistant bacteria that cause urinary tract infections, more...
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In an encouraging sign in the fight against obesity, a new UC Berkeley study shows a 21 percent drop in the drinking of soda and other sugary beverages in Berkeley’s low-income neighborhoods after the city levied a penny-per more...
Although demand for local food in the Bay Area is on the rise, most small farms struggle to stay afloat. But a new student startup called Farmcation, which grew from a UC Berkeley School of Public Health innovation course more...
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The UC Berkeley Food Institute is giving a campus team $50,000 to study new reforms in the Oakland Unified School District’s system of feeding its students, in an effort that could help schools across the country. “Our study more...
Not long after Berkeley became the first city in the country to levy an excise tax on sugar-sweetened beverages, questions arose about whether the move would have its desired effect by increasing the retail price of soda. more...
Researchers at the UC Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources’ Nutrition Policy Institute and UC Berkeley School of Public Health will use a nearly $2 million childhood obesity prevention grant from the U.S. Department more...
The American Journal of Public Health released a special supplement issue in March 2015, devoted to innovations in public health education, featuring articles about two groundbreaking programs at the UC Berkeley School of more...
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While sales of sodas are slipping, the huge category of alternative sugary beverages—that includes energy, sports, tea and fruit drinks—is growing rapidly and is perpetuated by misleading health claims, according to a UC more...
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New research in Pediatrics shows that obesity is the largest predictor of earlier onset puberty in girls, a phenomenon which is affecting white girls at younger ages than previously reported. Published online Nov. 3, the more...
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Students and parents overwhelmingly approve of last year’s sweeping changes to school meals, according to a study released today by UC Berkeley’s Atkins Center for Weight and Health. The report, which examined how 10 more...
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In an effort to tackle childhood obesity, the Safeway Foundation recently awarded the UC Berkeley School of Public Health a grant to promote research aimed at bridging health care facilities and the community. The School more...
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“Food commands attention and brings people together,” says L. Ann Thrupp, executive director of the Berkeley Food Institute, a new interdisciplinary research center comprising five different UC Berkeley schools. “It touches more...
A group of doctors and public health experts are urging the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to take immediate action to protect young people from the effects of caffeinated energy drinks. In a letter signed by 18 medical more...
In a February commentary for the American Journal of Preventative Medicine (AJPM), Lori Dorfman, associate adjunct professor at the UC Berkeley School of Public Health and director of the nonprofit Berkeley Media Studies more...
A mother’s weight before pregnancy and the amount of weight she gains while pregnant may have important implications for the hormonal development of her daughter, according to recent research from the UC Berkeley School of more...