Last month, Rutgers University opened the doors to the New Jersey Institute for Food, Nutrition, and Health (IFNH), a new interdisciplinary research hub for scholars, policymakers, students, and parents to advance, educate and promote issues of nutrition and wellness… The event brought home the fact that at IFNH, we’ve made no little plans. In fact, we’ve made giant plans- plans suited to a building as grand and impressive, as integrated and connected, as the Institute… These plans are critical to helping address big problems that our communities are facing. We face formidable health challenges on campus, in New Jersey, and far beyond: food access, childhood obesity, digestive health, and many other pressing health challenges await our efforts. For too long, we’ve defined being healthy as simply not being sick- and it’s time to broaden that definition.
/ / / A New Nutrition Research Center Set on Making New Jersey a Healthier State