Welcome to IFNH
The New Jersey Institute for Food, Nutrition, and Health (IFNH) underscores the commitment of Rutgers University to new transformational initiatives across the many disciplines impacting food, nutrition, and health. The IFNH draws on the strengths of the entire university as it physically co-locates and strategically aligns the diverse competencies and deep capacity of Rutgers to address society's major unmet health problems. In this complex world, the institute embraces a culture of interdisciplinarity that seeks solutions to our health problems in the social as well as the biological determinants of health.
News & Events
- Professor James Simon was awarded the Distinguished Service to Agriculture Award in Atlantic County, NJ. The honor was to recognize Simon's efforts in providing farmers with new downy mildew-resistant basils. These resistant cultivars - products of years of selection and breeding - allow growers to overcome the crop failures in past years due to downy mildew disease. Farmers announced they have been able to grow both conventional and organic basil with the Rutgers releases which has saved their crop and allowed them to continue commercial production.
- NJ 101.5 reports on the Senate Education Committee hearing on nutritional guidelines in New Jersey and how best to get the right meals in front of school children, quoting Daniel Hoffman.
- Let Grow.org quotes Peggy Policastro on teaching special needs children cooking skills.