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Food, Nutrition, and Health in the 21st Century

The 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.

Specific Objectives

  • 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.








Nutrition 101 - Natural Remedies - Weight Management - Physician Education
Vitamins & Minerals - Nutrition & Aging - Nutrition & Disease - Research