Nutrition, and Health in the 21st Century
Center for Human Nutrition has been established to provide leadership
in nutritional sciences at UCLA by facilitating interdisciplinary research,
improving patient care, and creating educational initiatives for health
professionals and the public. As we move into the 21st Century, healthy
food and nutrition will be the central focus of our efforts to prevent
and treat common chronic diseases like child and adult obesity, through
integrating scientific, medical, and public health approaches.
- Provide scientific
leadership in nutritional sciences within the Center for the Health
Sciences and the University of California, Los Angeles.
- Provide the support
structure to enhance research, education, patient care, and community
outreach in nutrition.
- Provide the resources
and environment uniquely attractive and suited to unprecedented interdisciplinary
integration of nutrition research.
- Continue to foster
the pioneering tradition of Medical Center physicians and University
scientists to study methods of using naturally occurring nutrients
and chemicals in foods to treat and prevent disease like obesity and
weight control problems.
- Increase the biodiversity
and health benefits of the American diet.