Culinary Health Program

Discussion panel
Student ambassadors
Peggy Policastro presentation

The Culinary Health Program, directed by Dr. Peggy Policastro, RDN, explores the intersection of culinary literacy, nutritional adequacy and healthy lifestyles. The program runs in partnership with Rutgers Dining Services and the Menus of Change University Research Collaborative (MCURC). Joining forces with the largest collegiate foodservice operation in the country, serving 6.9 million meals a year, provides living learning laboratories to multiple departments across the campus and across the nation to conduct interdisciplinary field research in the area of behavioral economics. The Culinary Health Program also works with researchers to develop test diets for research protocolsThe Culinary Health program also houses the IFNH Student Ambassadors who support peer-to-peer nutritional education across the university and into the community.