Francene Steinberg

Francene M. Steinberg, Department Chair

New scientific discoveries reinforce that nutrition is central to maintaining health and reducing disease risk. This is an exciting time to be a part of the science and application of nutritional knowledge.

Welcome to the Department of Nutrition, one of the premier programs in nutritional biology.We invite you to explore our research and outreach programs, teaching offerings and affiliated programs. [more]

Nutrition Info

Fruits and Vegetables

Nutrition Department researchers extend science-based information about nutrition and health through a variety of departmental publications and resources.


Sheri Zidenberg-Cherr

Congratulations to Cooperative Extension Specialist Dr. Sheri Zidenberg-Cherr who has been selected for the 2017 Academic Federation Award for Excellence in Research.

This award recognizes Dr. Zidenberg-Cherr’s entire body of work, which has been instrumental in the development of nutrition education curricula, multicomponent interventions, and nutrition education competencies benefiting students, teachers, and school nutrition professionals in the state of California and beyond. [more]