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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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Director Pat Crawford leaves Center for Weight and Health for new position at Nutrition Policy Institute

On February 25, 2015, Pat Crawford, Director of the Atkins Center for Weight and Health sent a letter to colleagues informing them that she has accepted a new position at the Nutrition Policy Institute at the University of California’s Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources. In the letter she wrote, “As Director of the Center I have been proud of our work and appreciative of the support that we received from our Berkeley colleagues.” Dr. Crawford, along with projects and staff, will join NPI effective April 1.

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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