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About PICN

The UC Davis Program in International and Community Nutrition (PICN) coordinates research and training activities concerning human nutrition problems of low-income countries, and of ethnic minorities and disadvantaged groups in the United States.  PICN also offers a Designated Emphasis program for doctoral students in participating graduate programs. The specific objectives of the PICN are:

  • To conduct basic and applied research on issues of human nutrition relevant to low-income and disadvantaged populations.
  • To plan and manage the educational curriculum leading to a Designated Emphasis (minor) in International and Community Nutrition for doctoral students of the participating graduate programs, and to coordinate training activities for other graduate students and post-doctoral fellows.
  • To provide technical assistance to national governments and international agencies concerned with food and nutrition policies.
  • To foster collaborative exchanges of students and faculty between UC Davis and research and training institutions abroad.