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The mission of the Section of Pediatric Nutrition is to enhance the health of all infants and children through research and the promotion of best practices for nutrition and physical activity in health and disease.

Our academic mission includes research, clinical care, education and training, and community outreach.

Please explore our Web site for more information, and contact us if you have any questions.

                -  Nancy F. Krebs, MD, MS,  Head, Section of Nutrition

Postdoctoral Fellow Opportunity:

Children's Hospital Oakland Research Institute, in collaboration with the International Zinc Nutrition Consultative Group (IZiNCG) Secretariat

is seeking a Postoctoral Fellow to help oversee the implementation of a large, community-based study to examine the nutritional impact of multiply-fortified salt among women of reproductive age in Haryana, India. For more information, please contact:

Christine McDonald, ScD
Assistant Scientist & Director of IZiNCG
UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital Oakland
Children's Hospital Oakland Research Institute
5700 Martin Luther King Jr Way | Oakland, CA 94609
tel: 510-450-7938


A comprehensive range of clinical nutrition support, with expertise available from physicians board certified in clinical nutrition.  MORE »


Education at all levels of training for health care providers, including Clinical and Post-Doc Fellowships  in Pediatric Nutrition.  MORE »


Areas of research focus include energy balance & metabolism, micronutrients, obesity, prevention programs... MORE »



  • Nutrition Seminar 10/24, 12:00pm in RC2 5105: Kartik Shankar, PhD, "Like Mother, Lie Son: How Maternal Obesity Programs Offpsinr Obesity Risk."
  • Congratulations to Nancy Krebs, MD, MS, Section Head of Nutrition, who will be inducted as an American Society for Nutrition Fellow on Sunday, June 9, 2019.  “To be inducted as a Fellow of the Society is the highest honor ASN bestows, recognizing individuals for significant discoveries and distinguished careers in the field of nutrition.” 


The Nutrition Seminar Series will resume in September 2019.
Nutrition Seminar Schedule Autumn 2019.pdfNutrition Seminar Schedule Autumn 2019.pdf