Program News

Preventing Child Malnutrition and Promoting Healthy Development

A small sachet of a fortified food-based supplement added to young children’s daily diets in low- and middle-income countries has shown remarkable results in preventing child mortality and malnutrition, while also promoting healthy development. The new findings from researchers at the University of California, Davis, based on an analysis combining data from 14 trials, were published in a series of four papers in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition.

Dr. Lawrence Haddad, Distinguished Speaker Series in Research and Innovation Inaugural Event

The Institute for Global Nutrition and the Office of Research will be co-hosting the inaugural event of the Distinguished Speaker Series in Research and Innovation featuring British economist and food policy researcher Dr. Lawrence Haddad, who will speak on the topic of “Moving towards a healthier food system.” The event will be held on January 29th, 2020 at 4:00 pm in the UC Davis Conference Center.

Dr. Dewey Participates in the 2019 Nobel Prize Dialogue in Berlin, Germany

On November 8th, Dr. Kathryn Dewey participated in the Nobel Prize Dialogue Towards Health: Equality, Responsibility and Research. The 2019 event, held in Berlin Germany, aimed to stimulate discussion on a topical science-related theme by bringing together Nobel Laureates, the world’s leading scientists, key opinion leaders, policy makers, different interest groups and the general public, online as well as on-site.

Invest in the Future

Distinguished Professor of Nutrition Kathryn “Kay” Dewey has helped change global policies that affect the health and well-being of the youngest and most vulnerable members of society. An endowed faculty position will ensure that this critical work continues into the future.