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Founded in 1999, the Center works with community groups to develop and evaluate programs to support healthy eating and active living, with a focus on children and families in diverse communities. Our collaborative approach maintains scientific rigor and is responsive to the real-world needs and concerns of our community partners. We produce reports and policy briefs that can further our community partners’ ability to succeed and we focus on outcomes that are meaningful to the communities we serve.
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Sign Up Today for Free Online Training: “Developing Food Bank Nutrition Policy to Procure Healthful Foods”

For the first time ever, UC Berkeley’s Center for Weight and Health is offering this free online training. The curriculum is based on technical assistance we provided to over 20 food banks across the U.S. “Developing Food Bank Nutrition Policy to Procure Healthful Foods” is designed for professionals working in the charitable food assistance network, nutritionists, public health professionals, anti-hunger advocates, educators and anyone interested in hunger and health. It runs for six weeks starting March 9, 2015.

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