Author: Rachel Otter

#LetsFeedLACounty Food Voucher Program: Creating an Emergency Food Program during COVID-19

The COVID-19 pandemic, and its economic shutdown, placed millions of Americans in financial crisis. In Los Angeles County, where 27% of lower-income households experienced food insecurity, resulting in job layoffs exacerbated an already critical situation. As a result, food insecurity skyrocketed, adding a huge new population of food insecure to… Read more »

Wellness Matters! March 2021

CWN’s monthly eNewsletter, Wellness Matters! March 2021 In this issue: A Message from the Director: Stop AAPI Hate Women’s History Month: Celebrating Women in Public Health Supporting Physical Education & Physical Activity with Native American Students Wellness Policy Consortium Recap & COVID-19 Vaccine Expansion CWN Policy Corner Upcoming Events

CWN publishes nutrition research in the Journal of Nutritional Sciences

Research by the Center for Wellness and Nutrition, a program of the Public Health Institute, with colleagues from the University of California, Davis, and four universities in the Southeast, was recently published in the Journal of Nutritional Sciences. The findings show that low-income residents of eight Southeast states, where obesity… Read more »