News News for Institute for Global Nutrition en 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. December 20, 2019 Anonymous Dr. Dewey Participates in the 2019 Nobel Prize Dialogue in Berlin, Germany <p>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.</p> December 04, 2019 Anonymous Could adding folic acid to salt curb Ethiopia’s sky-high rate of spinal cord deformities? <p>University of California, Davis Emeritus Professor Kenneth Brown lead a team of U.S., Canadian and Dutch scientists working with ReachAnother Foundation and experts at the Ethiopian Public Health Institute (EPHI) to develop a plan to address the high incidence of neural tube defects. The result was an issue brief released by EPHI in May, titled “Preventing Neural Tube Defects in Ethiopia”, that recommended the government consider salt fortification.</p> November 26, 2019 Anonymous Nutrient Supplements Significantly Reduce Child Deaths More than half of child deaths worldwide stem from preventable causes, such as adverse effects from malnutrition. A new study led by researchers at the University of California, Davis, finds that child mortality significantly drops when children receive nutritional supplements rich in vitamins, minerals and essential fatty acids. November 07, 2019 Anonymous Nutrition Programs Alone Aren’t Enough to Support Healthy Brain Development A new study led by researchers at the University of California, Davis, shows that caregiving programs are five times more effective than nutrition programs in supporting smarter, not just taller, children in low- and middle-income countries. September 17, 2019 Anonymous Steve Vosti Honored with Chancellor’s Award for International Engagement For the third year, UC Davis honored those on campus advancing the research, teaching, and service mission of UC Davis through their international engagement with Chancellor’s Awards for International Engagement. This year’s faculty and staff awardees—who span agricultural and resource economics, emergency medicine, history, and human resources—were recognized by Chancellor Gary S. May for their outstanding international engagement at the International Connections Reception hosted by Global Affairs on March 7. June 20, 2019 Anonymous Mazira Project evaluates effect of eggs introduced to infants at 6-9 months of age on growth and early child development <p>Infant diets in resource-poor settings are often characterized by low diversity and poor nutrient quality, yet nutrient requirements for infants are high to meet the demands of rapid growth and development. Animal source foods, such as eggs, are nutrient-dense food sources that may improve diet quality for rapidly growing infants. March 21, 2019 Anonymous World Food Center to host workshop May 14-15 on "Aligning the Food System: Nutrition in Animal-Source Food" <p>Conference Website: <a href="">Aligning the Food System: Nutrition in Animal-Source Foods</a><br /> When: May 14-15, 2019<br /> Where: UC Davis Conference Center</p> March 02, 2019 Anonymous Nutritional Biology PhD student Jennie Davis awarded the Jean Hankin Nutritional Epidemiology Research Grant <p>Jennie Davis is this year's recipient of the Jean Hankin Nutritional Epidemiology Research Grant from the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Foundation. This grant is given to provide financial support to a doctoral student working on a dissertation in the area of nutritional epidemiology. </p> October 16, 2018 Anonymous Moringa - The Next Superfood The “Miracle Tree” That Could Help Feed the World <p>By Amy Quinton on October 9, 2018 in <a href="">Food &amp; Agriculture</a></p> <p>THERE'S NOTHING SUPER-LOOKING ABOUT MORINGA. It’s skinny and sparse in foliage. Its fragile branches sprout puny white flowers and droop with long twisted pods knobby with seeds. But if plants were superheroes, then moringa would be Iron Man.</p> October 14, 2018 Anonymous Hanqi Luo wins Emerging Leaders Poster competition at recent ASN 2018 meeting June 21, 2018 Anonymous Dewey selected as member of American Society for Nutrition Class of 2018 Fellows March 19, 2018 Anonymous Stewart to receive 2018 Norman Kretchmer Memorial Award in Nutrition and Development Christine Stewart has been selected to receive the 2018 Norman Kretchmer Memorial Award in Nutrition and Development. This American Society for Nutrition (ASN) award is given to a young investigator for a substantial body of independent research in the field of nutrition and development with potential relevance to improving child health. February 21, 2018 Anonymous Prado and colleagues examine associations between maternal nutrition, maternal cognition, and caregiving in Malawi <p>Many pregnant women, especially first-time mothers, spend time learning new information about how to care for themselves during pregnancy and planning for caring for their newborn child. After giving birth, mothers are constantly trying to figure out the puzzle of what their infant is trying to communicate to them and how they can best care for their babies' needs. Mothers need optimal cognitive performance, such as the ability to focus and pay attention, memory, and reasoning to do this well, and adequate nutrient intake is necessary for the brain to perform these skills. November 04, 2017 Anonymous Prado appointed Assistant Professor in the Department of Nutrition, launches TRELLIS Lab <p>Dr. Elizabeth Prado has been appointed a new Assistant Professor in the Department of Nutrition and has launced a new website for <a href="">TRELLIS (Translational Research in Early Life Learning for Impact at Scale) Lab</a>.</p> September 13, 2017 Anonymous UCD medical students research birth prevalence of defects following fortification of wheat at Cameroon Brenda Wu and Arram Noshirvan, medical students with the UC Davis School of Medicine, received Medical Student Research Fellowships to travel to Cameroon to work on a research study which aims to assess the change in birth prevalence of neural tube defects following fortification of wheat flour with folic acid. July 13, 2017 Anonymous Dr. Kathryn Dewey appointed to Food and Nutrition Board of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine The Food and Nutrition Board of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine welcomes Dr. Kathryn Dewey for a three-year term starting from 2017 to 2020. July 05, 2017 Anonymous UC Davis World Food Center holds workshop on "Aligning the Food System to Meet Dietary Needs: Fruits and Vegetables" The UC Davis World Food Center organized a workshop on "Aligning the Food System to Meet Dietary Needs: Fruits and Vegetables," on June 2-3, 2017, at the UC Davis Conference Center in collaboration with the Program in International and Community Nutrition and the Horticulture Innovation Lab. June 26, 2017 Anonymous Nutrition proposal has ‘transformative potential’ for Haiti: UC Davis team advises fortifying nation’s wheat supply She aspires to provide nutritious food to every malnourished child; he wants to do so as efficiently as possible. Together, they and their UC Davis team and in-country collaborators have won global recognition for their proposals to help boost Haiti out of poverty. Agricultural economist Stephen Vosti, nutritionist Reina Engle-Stone and their colleagues weighed the benefits and costs of five nutrition-focused interventions to address the dismal conditions in the tiny Caribbean nation, hampered by ineffective development policies and buffeted by devastating hurricanes that have hindered recovery from an even more deadly 2010 earthquake. June 26, 2017 Anonymous Kenneth Brown receives Robert Suskind and Leslie Lewinter-Suskind Pediatric Nutrition Lifetime Achievement Award Distinguished Professor Emeritus Kenneth Brown received the “Robert Suskind and Leslie Lewinter-Suskind Pediatric Nutrition Lifetime Achievement Award” from the American Society for Nutrition at Experimental Biology 2017 in Chicago. The award recognizes a researcher whose lifetime body of work includes meaningful contributions towards childhood nutrition in health and disease globally. May 04, 2017 Anonymous