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Building Food Security

Summary Some issues this group is interested in addressing include the following: availability of nutritious foods in low-income neighborhoods; evaluation of community food security projects; causes of food insecurity; impact of welfare reform on former food stamp recipients; community needs assessment of resources to strengthen food security; and trends in the usage of community emergency food services. We intend to build a collaboration of Cooperative Extension advisors and specialists, Agricultural Experiment Station faculty, and community organizations.
Workgroup Chair Information
Name Christy Getz (Chair)
Phone (510) 207-9424
Unit: Environmental Science, Policy and Management (ESPM)
Location: University of California, Department of Environmental Science, Policy and Management
130 Mulford Hall, MC 3114
Berkeley, 94720-3114
Membership List
AES Scientist
Blackburn, Mary Alameda County
  Family   Consumer Sciences   Health & Nutrition Advisor Family and consumer sciences, EFNEP and FSNEP
DeMaster, Kathryn Environmental Science, Policy and Management (ESPM)
Hirtz, Frank Human & Community Development
  AES   Associate Professor   Associate Sociologist Sociology of development, rural sociology, sociology/anthropology of law, social policy and welfare issues. Researches comparative social policy and social welfare, food policy and agrarian policies; charity, philanthropy and non-governmental organizations. Geographic specialization: Southeast Asia, Southern Africa, Western Europe, California.
Jetter, Karen Agricultural Issues Center
  Associate Project Economist
Romm, Jeffrey Environmental Science, Policy and Management (ESPM)
  Professor Resource policy and economics; resource conservation and economic development; intergovernmental relations in resource management
CE Advisor
Elkins, Rachel Lake County
  County Director -Lake County, Pomology Farm Advisor in Lake and Mendocino Counties and Master Gardener Advisor in Lake County
Farfan-Ramirez, Lucrecia Alameda County
  Emeritus Community health and nutrition, youth nutrition
Ingels, Chuck Capitol Corridor MCP Cooperative Extension
  Farm Advisor Tree crops, grapes, environmental horticulture, and Master Gardeners/urban horticulture. Areas of research and extension focus include IPM, evaluation of sustainable products and practices, water conservation and deficit irrigation, home orchards and vineyards, sustainable landscaping, alternative turfgrass species, and tree training, pruning, and grafting.
Junge, Sharon Program Council
  Interim State 4-H Director Youth Development
Lamp, Cathi Tulare County
  Nutrition, Family, and Consumer Sciences Advisor , Emeritus Nutrition, food safety, food access, nutrition education, nutrition monitoring
Martin, Anna San Joaquin County
  Nutrition   Family   Consumer Sciences Advisor Community Nutrition Education
Mendoza, Concepcion Shasta County
  Advisor - Retired Nutrition, Family, and Consumer Sciences
Neelon, Marisa Contra Costa County
  Nutrition, Family & Consumer Sciences Advisor
Schneider, Constance Nutrition
  Youth, Families, and Communities Director Nutrition, Social Marketing, Obesity, Marketing, Administration, Evaluation
Smith, Dorothy Central Sierra Cooperative Extension
  Nutrition Family and Consumer Science Advisor El Dorado/Amador /Calaveras /Tuolumne Counties Nutrition
Sutherlin, Jeanette Fresno County
  Administration and Management, Emeritus Administration and Management - Emeritus
Wooten Swanson, Patti San Diego County
  Nutrition,  Family, and  Consumer Science Advisor Family Resource Management, Nutrition and Health, Food Safety, Adult Education
CE Specialist
Crawford, Patricia Nutrition Policy Institute
  Cooperative Extension Nutrition Specialist Prevention of childhood obesity. Studies on how environmental, family and clinical approaches address childhood obesity.
Getz, Christy Environmental Science, Policy and Management (ESPM)
  Associate Cooperative Extension Specialist Natural Resource-Dependent Workers and Communities
Hardesty, Shermain Agricultural & Resource Economics
  Specialist in Cooperative Extension Cooperative Theory, Management and Finance, and Food Marketing Systems
Kaiser, Lucia Nutrition
  CE Nutrition Specialist Acculturation and dietary changes; ethnic food habits (particularly Latino); child feeding practices; evaluation of nutrition education
Ritchie, Lorrene Nutrition Policy Institute
  Director and Cooperative Extension Specialist
Other ANR
Feenstra, Gail Sustainable Agriculture Research & Education Program
  Deputy Director, SAREP; Academic Coordinator, Food & Society, ASI/SAREP Sustainable agriculture, local and regional food systems, regional marketing, farmers markets, farm to school programs, nutrition, food system assessments/ indicators, food security, program evaluation
Sutherland, Barbara Expanded Food Nutrition Education Program (EFNEP)
  Program Director Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program
Woodward-Lopez, Gail
  Associate Director Obesity prevention esp. in children
Jessup, Edie
Jones, Paula SF Dept of Public Health
  Food Systems Project Coordinator Food Security
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Membership Totals
Number of Members28
ANR Members25
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