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The World Food Center is bridging the gap between farm and health.

Today the world has 1.9 billion adults who are overweight or obese, 795 million who are underweight and 2 billion who may consume enough calories but lack the necessary micronutrients.

Ensuring nutritious food means much more than meeting these basic needs. Nutrition is a multidimensional, complex problem. Optimal nutrition requires interdisciplinary science and interventions and depends on factors like food supply, food safety, clean water, sanitation, poverty, education and healthcare access.

The World Food Center is tackling malnutrition—both domestic and international—through UC Davis expertise from across food-related disciplines. Collaboration is key in nutrition, from the development and impact of research to the successful scaling up of programs.

The World Food Center partners with organizations on a wide range of programming activities. For more information or to learn more about partnership opportunities, contact Amy Beaudreault.

World Food Center partners with FAO, USAID on nutrition resource
World Food Center assists on Gates foundation 'Grand Challenge'
An in-depth look at the lifetime economic costs of obesity, with the Brookings Institute


World Bank, UC Davis seminar on pulses for nutrition


UC Davis hosts World Food Prize discussion on nutrition
World Food Center launches UC-wide student video challenge