What are effective tools to disseminate your research outside academia? In this Berkeley Food Institute workshop series, we will explore ways to engage policymakers, NGO groups, and the media to broaden the audience for your work. Open to faculty, researchers, and graduate students. Join for one session or take the whole series! Lunch provided.
All four sessions will be held at 11:45 AM1:00 PM in 112 Hilgard Hall. RSVP is required for each individual session.
Session 2: Working with Outside Organizations on Research, Policy, and Dissemination
Roundtable on best practices for transdisciplinary collaboration beyond the academy. Successful examples from Berkeley will be shared, such
as state-legislated nutrition standards in child care and securing state grant funds for school breakfast.
Tia Shimada, MPH, Director of Programs, California Food Policy Advocates: Tia provides overarching leadership for CFPAs programmatic work to improve the health and well-being of low-income Californians by increasing access to nutritious, affordable food. She also oversees the development and execution of CFPAs annual research agenda. Her areas of expertise include policy advocacy to optimize the federal nutrition programs, particularly school and summer meals, and harnessing research to drive public policy. Tia has a strong interest in advancing equity and inclusion through systems change. She received her Master of Public Health from UC Berkeley and joined the staff in 2009.
Lorrene Ritchie, PhD, RD, Director, UCANR Nutrition Policy Institute: Lorrene Ritchie is the inaugural Director of the Nutrition Policy Institute (NPI) and Cooperative Extension Specialist in the University of California Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources. Dr. Ritchie has devoted her career to the development of interdisciplinary, science-based and culturally relevant solutions to child obesity and has conducted studies in numerous settings on the impact of nutrition policies and programs. Current research interests include evaluation of the relationship of school-level programs and policies on student dietary intakes, the impact of policy on nutrition practices in child care settings, the relationship of federal, state and community-level programs and policies with child nutrition and weight status, and the impact of WIC nutrition education on child feeding practices.