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The California Food Guide (CFG) is a collaborative project between the California Department of Health Care Services (DHCS), the California Department of Public Health (CDPH), and the InterAgency Nutrition Coordinating Council (IANCC).  

Special thanks are offered to the authors of the California Food Guide and the CFG Editorial Committee members, both of whom tirelessly worked to produce this informative guide.  Also appreciated are the contributions of the many reviewers of the guide who reviewed the drafts and provided comments.  Appreciation also goes to Angelique Lastinger, Assistant to the CFG Editorial Chair, Dr. Seleda Williams, who provided help in coordinating all the authors and the editing of the CFG.  Thanks go out to Ian Rylett, Michael Mackintosh, and Frank Montez of the CDPH Cancer Prevention and Nutrition Section, along with Russ Rogers from the Information Technology Services Division, who provided graphic assistance and web-based technical help.

Additional acknowledgements go to Sue Foerster and staff of the Cancer Prevention and Nutrition Section; and Linnea Sallack, WIC Branch of CDPH; and Carol Chase, California Department of Education (CDE), for their assistance with supporting the CFG website.  The publication of this web-based revision of the 1990 edition of the California Daily Food Guide was also made possible by the ongoing support of the InterAgency Nutrition Coordinating Council which is an state of California interagency workgroup devoted to the coordination of state nutrition and physical activity programs.  Listed below are the members of the CFG Editorial Committee and the authors who contributed to the CFG chapters. Click here for short biographies of the CFG Editorial Committee members and authors listed in alphabetical order.

California Food Guide Editorial Committee

Seleda Williams, M.D., M.P.H., DHCS, Editorial Chair

Carol Chase, M.S., R.D., CLE, CDE

Paula Etcheberry, M.P.A., R.D., CDPH

Susan B. Foerster, M.P.H., R.D., CDPH

Angelique Lastinger, M.A., DHCS, Assistant to the Editorial Chair 

Rae Lynne Lee, M.P.H., R.D., CDE

Jan Lewis, M.A., R.D., CDE

Karla Magie, M.P.H., R.D., CDPH

Rita A. Mitchell, R.D., University of California at Berkeley (UCB)

Linnea Sallack, M.P.H., R.D., CDPH

Michele Van Eyken, M.P.H., R.D., CDPH

California Food Guide Authors

Desiree Backman, Dr.P.H., M.S., R.D., CDPH

Paula Benedict Griffin, M.P.H., R.D., CDPH

Mary Anne Burkman, M.P.H., R.D., Dairy Council of California

Jim Carman, M.S., CDPH

Sharmila Chatterjee, MSc, M.S., R.D., C.D.E., University of California San Diego Medical Center

Linda L. Cowling, M.P.H., R.D., CDPH

Catherine Culleton, M.S., R.D., CDPH

Amy Fong, B.S., CDPH

Alyssa Ghirardelli, M.P.H., R.D., CDPH

Carol Hance, R.D., Contra Costa Health Services

Ella Hasso Haddad, Dr.P.H., M.S., R.D., Loma Linda University

Suzanne Haydu,  M.P.H., R.D., CDPH

Georgia E. Hodgkin, EdD,  R.D., FADA, Loma Linda University

Steven P. Hooker, Ph.D., University of South Carolina

Lucia Kaiser, Ph.D., R.D., UCD

Stacey Kennedy, M.S., R.D., California Rural Indian Health Board, Inc.

Kelley Knapp, M.S., R.D., CDE

Edye Kuyper, M.S., CDPH

Diana M. Lee, M.P.H., R.D., CDPH

Rae Lynne Lee, M.P.H., R.D., CDE

Susan K. Mattingly, M.S., R.D., CDPH

Barbara MkNelly, M.S., CDPH

Josephine Ngai, M.P.H., R.D., CDPH

Kim P Nguyen, M.S.,

Alexandra E. Ossa, M.P.H., CDPH

Toni Piechota, M.P.H., M.S., R.D., CDPH

Jan Schilling, M.P.H.,  M.S., R.D., CDPH

Cindy Schneider, M.P.A., R.D., CDE

Aditi Shah, M.P.H.,R.D., Loma Linda University

Poppy Strode, M.P.H.,  M.S., R.D., CDPH

Sharon Sugerman,  M.S., R.D., FADA, CDPH

Judy Sundquist, M.P.H., R.D., DHCS

Tammie Voss, M.A., R.D.

May Wang, DrPH, R.D., University of California at Berkeley

Melinda Yu

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