Program in International & Community Nutrition

PICN Participants

The UC Davis Program in International and Community Nutrition (PICN) coordinates research and training activities concerning human nutrition problems of low-income countries, and of ethnic minorities and disadvantaged groups in the United States. PICN also offers a Designated Emphasis program for doctoral students in participating graduate programs.

The specific objectives of the PICN are:

  • To conduct basic and applied research on issues of human nutrition relevant to low-income and disadvantaged populations.
  • To plan and manage the educational curriculum leading to a Designated Emphasis (minor) in International and Community Nutrition for doctoral students of the participating graduate programs, and to coordinate training activities for other graduate students and post-doctoral fellows.
  • To provide technical assistance to national governments and international agencies concerned with food and nutrition policies.
  • To foster collaborative exchanges of students and faculty between UC Davis and research and training institutions abroad.

More information about the Program in International and Community Nutrition is available on the below website: