Universities and Research Institutes
UC Davis - Good Life Garden
Over at UC Davis, the Good Life Garden promotes the relationship between good health and good food. Some of their research includes the impact of carotenoids on human health and the importance of vitamin A and beta-carotene on health. The website itself gives information on various vegetables and herbs than can be grown, tips on cultivation, their histories, and their benefits. It also has a page full of healthy recipes.
Ohio State University - CAFFRE
CAFFRE, or the Center for Advanced Functional Foods Research and Entrepreneurship was created to support the research and development of certain foods that can improve health. In addition to research publications about carotenoids, they also have works on supplements, fatty acids and other topics.
Cornell University - Extensions
Cornell University's Division of Nutrition Science sponsors the research of many topics, including maternal and child nutrition along with obesity and chronic disease. A main attraction includes their extension programs which link to their own "NutritionWorks", a website which provides education for professionals, along with keeping a normal user up to date. They also link to other helpful websites.
UPenn - Center for Public Health Initiatives
"The University of Pennsylvania's Center for Public Health Initiatives' mission is to improve health and quality of life by expanding and strengthening public health education, research and practice, fostering cross-disciplinary collaboration, and promoting meaningful community/academic partnerships. To achieve this mission, we:
- Complement existing and emerging Penn entities and programs to foster world-class, well-integrated education and research programs that further the mission of Public Health
- Provide an organizational home and academic base for Penn's multidisciplinary, interschool MPH degree program and encourage the development of new public health education programs
- Foster the application of practical approaches and experiences in public health, emphasizing translation of science into sustainable health improvements in domestic and international populations and communities
- Facilitate inter- and intra- school communication about and collaboration for public health related research involving faculty with the multiple existing centers, institutes, and departments across the university and with community partners
University of Illinois at Chicago - School of Public Health: Global Health Initiative
"The Global Health Initiative represents UIC School of Public Health’s strategic commitment to enhancing global health research, teaching and service. Given the rapidity with which people, ideas, capital and trade circumnavigate the globe, our understanding of ‘public health’ must be expanded to fully encompass ‘global health’. The dramatic advances which have taken place over the last 50 years in transportation, communication and technology create fantastic opportunities to improve the health of the world’s population. Unfortunately such advances also create unprecedented opportunity for large-scale environmental disasters, including global climate change, worldwide pandemics, widespread dissemination of tainted food-products and other unsafe commercial items, as well as opportunity for intentionally inflicted man-made disasters of major proportion.
The Global Health Initiative (GHI) at the University of Illinois at Chicago fosters new efforts and collaborations to promote health and well-being, and to reduce suffering worldwide. GHI supports education and research across disciplines to find new approaches and creative solutions for global health challenges.
Our goals are to:
- Enable support for global health as public health within the School.
- Create opportunities for multi-disciplinary collaborations between local, national and international scholars, practitioners, and organizations.
- Educate students to become future leaders in global health research, teaching, and practice.
- Serve as a global health research and education center, helping faculty and partners address emerging needs by translating research into policy and practice.
University of Florida - Food Science & Human Nutrition
"The Department of Food Science and Human Nutrition is among one of the world’s largest combined programs in which food science, nutritional sciences, and dietetics are studied within one academic department. The department has about 30 full-time faculty members, 80 graduate students and close to 1,000 undergraduates. Our programs are accredited by the Institute of Food Technologists (IFT) and the American Dietetic Association. After completing undergraduate degrees, our students typically move on to professional employment, further education or training in food or nutrition graduate programs, or professional school programs. We have a strong record of excellent placement of our graduate students in industry and professional organization employment, as faculty members at colleges and universities, or in postdoctoral training experiences.
We aim to cultivate the development of advanced level knowledge, research abilities, and the mentoring of future leaders."