More than 1,700 nutritionists and other experts on children's health gathered in San Diego June 29–July 2 to share lessons learned about efforts to reverse the childhood obesity epidemic. Collective Impact: Developing a Shared Vision to Achieve Greater Success was the theme of the 8th Biennial Childhood Obesity Conference held at the Town and Country Hotel and Conference Center.
For UC Santa Cruz undergraduate Katie Slocum, an espresso habit at Verve Coffee Roasters led to employment with the specialty coffee company. And that led to an innovative, award-winning research project. The research project took her from Santa Cruz, California to Santa Barbara, Honduras, on a life-changing journey through the coffee supply chain.
Co-Editor Ryan Reft is a University of California alum, earning his PhD from UC San Diego in urban history. Reft has crafted an absolutely riveting piece exploring the history of small farms and urban agriculture in parts of the Los Angeles basin. What he’s written may surprise you.