Center for Community Engagement

Fullerton: Healthy-Food Research Encourages Smarter Choices

Fullerton

Learning about sustainable, healthy food choices is the goal of the Urban Agriculture Community-based Research Experience (U-ACRE) launched in 2009. Students and faculty design independent research projects or work on established ones through service-learning partnerships with 11 sites, where students conduct applied research that helps build pathways to careers. Engaging with partner sites gives students and faculty opportunities to base their work on current issues and local conditions, leading to healthier communities. Youth in area schools and other nonprofits are inspired and educated to eat better and move more. U-ACRE was honored by The Washington Center and New York Life Foundation's 2015 Community Engagement Award.

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tackling issues of hunger and food access:
CSU Chico
CSU Chico

CSU Chico is tackling food insecurity with an innovative collaboration between students and faculty, in which The Center for Healthy Communities (CHC) CalFresh Outreach program draws social work, health science, and nutrition and food science students to help reduce food insecurity among both students and community members.

CSU Fresno
CSU Fresno

The Food Recovery Network (FRN) was created in 2013 to address extreme food insecurity in the Central Valley by recovering surplus edible food and distributing it to people in need.

CSU Fullerton
CSU Fullerton

Learning about sustainable, healthy food choices is the goal of the Urban Agriculture Community-based Research Experience (U-ACRE) launched in 2009.

CSU Monterey Bay
CSU Monterey Bay

CSU Monterey Bay faculty and students worked cooperatively with homeless residents and social-service organizations in a former dumping ground turned organic garden.