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Study: Family Nutrition and Eating Habits in the Bay Area

April 12, 2017

The Public Health Institute, supported by the National Institutes of Health, is conducting a project on family nutrition and eating habits in the Bay Area. The project will provide important information for guiding programs and policy on family nutrition and health issues.

We finished the first telephone survey in February of 2017, and there will be three rounds of web surveys between 2017-2019.

2,491 people participated in the first telephone survey—that includes 1,282 people from San Francisco and 1,210 from San Jose, ranging in age from 18 to 98! Interviews were conducted in English, Spanish and Chinese.

The involvement of people in San Francisco and San Jose is crucial to the success of the project. We will be closely looking at the thoughts and responses of all of the participants and will be posting an update here periodically.

If you were a participant in the first telephone survey, thank you! We’ll be inviting you sometime within the next year to participate in the next survey. We hope you will join us! Your continuing participation is essential to the accuracy and quality of the study.

For questions about the study, or if you are a participant who needs to update your contact information, you can reach the project manager at the Public Health Institute, Dr. Alisa Padon, at 510-285-5648.