New Jersey Institute for Food, Nutrition, and Health
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About The Institute
The New Jersey Institute for Food, Nutrition and Health will build on Rutgers' extensive and pioneering work in the fields of agriculture, food science, nutrition science, and human health. The institute, one of the signature initiatives of the university, will focus on society's pressing challenges in cardio-inflammatory disease, cancer, and obesity. Key Rutgers units in this university-wide partnership are the School of Environmental and Biological Sciences and the New Jersey Agricultural Experiment Station.
The Institute will benefit New Jersey communities - from educating a new cadre of professionals, to generating and disseminating new research, to formulating new policy related to food security and access, and implementing intervention programs based on the best available scientific evidence. By integrating these related areas, the Institute will serve as a national and global model by providing comprehensive solutions that will pave new ground on issues related to food, health, and nutrition.