Website of Diane M. Barrett, Ph.D.
Fruit and Vegetable Products Specialist
UC Davis Department of Food Science and Technology
Office Location: 2208 Robert Mondavi Institute South Building
Due to her plans for retirement after June of 2016, Dr. Barrett does not plan on accepting any more graduate students/visiting researchers/postdoctorate researchers into her program. However, we thank you for your inquiry, and wish you the very best of luck in your future career goals.
Better Process Control School IN-PERSON: February 9th - 12th , 2016
Better Process Control School ACIDIFIED FOODS ONLY In-Person Course, Feb. 9th - 11th, 2016 - FOR SMALL PROCESSORS!
April 7, 2015: How to Boost the Health Benefits of Fruits and Vegetables, Consumer Reports.org (Dr. Barrett was interviewed for the article and is quoted within.)
November 5, 2014: Study on Frozen Fruits & Vegetables by Barrett Lab: Taste Good and Good For You , Yahoo! Food website
July 2014: International Food Technologists (IFT) Award Celebration: Dr. Barrett named IFT Fellow
June 2014: Journal of Food Science's "Take 5" Video Series features Dr. Barrett speaking about the research in "Effectiveness of calcium chloride and calcium lactate on maintenance of textural and sensory qualities of fresh-cut mangos"
UC Food Blog
NPI study: Law improves beverage environment in California childcare
Posted 6/30/2015 - Obesity among preschoolers is a serious health problem, with one in four obese or overweight by the time the child is ready for kindergarten. Given that well over half of preschool age children are in childcare, UC ANR Nutrition Policy Institute...
Empowering California youth through food smart families
Posted 6/23/2015 - We are what we eat. Unfortunately, we don't always make the best food choices. Sometimes it's simply a lack of will power. In communities struggling with high poverty rates, it's often the result of low incomes and limited food options. Dangerously high...