UCLA Offers Innovative Food Studies Certificate Program

With increasing complexities in the global food system, there is an urgency to educate the next generation of leaders with strong interdisciplinary foundations. The UCLA Food Studies Graduate Certificate Program offers Ph.D., M.A., and professional school students the opportunity to address complex topics that span food cultures and histories, nutrition and public health, food policy and food justice, urban planning, and agri-food systems and the environment.

Resnick Center Executive Director Michael Roberts served on the UCLA Food Studies Steering Committee, an interdisciplinary faculty committee that developed the Food Studies Graduate Certificate Program as well as a Food Studies minor. The Introduction to Food Studies course, co-taught in Fall 2018 by Roberts and psychology professor A. Janet Tomiyama, is a required core class in the graduate certificate program.