“For the creators of the UC Berkeley course Eat.Think.Design, two things are certain. First, the United States is facing a food and nutrition crisis, with rocketing rates of diabetes, hunger, and health disparity. Second, graduate students today—from fields as different as public health, business, information technology, and engineering—want their education to be more hands-on, more interdisciplinary, and more “impactful” to society at large. In the case of the Eat.Think.Design course, they want to spend class time not just learning about food and nutrition problems, they want to devise actual food and nutrition solutions.”
Blum Center for Developing Economies Editorial Director Tamara Straus writes about Eat.Think.Design. in a February article titled: Eat.Think.Design.: A Public Health Course for the Startup Generation. This article was also highlighted in The Berkeleyan newsletter, and has been picked up by the UCOP/UC Global Food Initiative and the UC Health site.