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Study: Family Nutrition and Eating Habits in the Bay Area

September 19, 2018

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 a second web survey in January of 2018. There will be two more rounds of web surveys between 2018-2019.

2,614 people participated in the second web survey - that includes 1,325 people from San Francisco and 1,289 from San Jose, ranging in age from 18 to 93. 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 telephone or web 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 director at the Public Health Institute, Dr. Lynn Silver, at 510-285-5740.