Honors and Awards

Congratulations to the 2022 Graduates in Nutrition Science and Clinical Nutrition!

Congratulations to each and every one of our outstanding 2022 seniors in Nutrition Science and Clinical Nutrition – You have done it!  You completed your BS degree and persevered through the challenges of the COVID pandemic since 2020. You have shown amazing resilience and dedication to your education. The Nutrition department faculty and staff is happy to recognize your accomplishments at UC Davis and we know that you will do amazing and exciting things in your future.

Professor Francene Steinberg Wins UC Davis Prize for Teaching, Research

Professor Francene Steinberg, chair of the Department of Nutrition at the University of California, Davis, has been named the winner of this year’s UC Davis Prize for Undergraduate Teaching and Scholarly Achievement. The $55,000 prize, funded through philanthropic gifts managed by the UC Davis Foundation, is among the largest of its kind in the country.

Professor Emeritus Dr. Lindsay Allen Inducted into the USDA ARS Science Hall of Fame

Dr. Lindsay Allen, PhD, was inducted into the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Agricultural Research Service (ARS) Science Hall of Fame on April 5, 2022. This prestigious honor is reserved for ARS employees whose work has had a significant impact on agricultural research by solving a problem through research and whose accomplishments continue to be internationally recognized by the scientific community. No more than two scientists from ARS are inducted each year. Dr.

Nutrition for Precision Health

Personalized nutrition or precision nutrition aims to develop eating recommendations tailored to the individual, in order to improve overall health. This is not a “one-size-fits-all” approach, but is data driven and based on the many things that make individuals unique. This is a challenging objective and not enough is understood yet about how all these factors interact to influence our lives. Precision nutrition offers amazing opportunities for more insights into the interactions of diet and our personal health.

UC Davis Clinical Nutrition Grad honored by California WIC Association

UC Davis Alumna, Liliana Prado-Nava RD, CLE, Site Manager at Merced County Community Action Agency Women Infants and Children (WIC) Nutrition program, leads local nutrition colleagues and works directly with clients as a Registered Dietitian (RD). She has an impressive personal story and is recognized for the positive impact that she is making to the field of maternal and child nutrition. The California WIC Association recently honored Liliana with the 2021 Phyllis Bramson Advocacy Award for her strong volunteer advocacy efforts and work within her community.