Foods for Health


The Foods for Health Discovery Theme is Ohio State's premier initiative for interdisciplinary fo interdisciplinary research that defines the impacts of foods using modern technology and informatic approaches. Our growing community is made up of researchers in diverse disciplines across 12 academic units at the university.

Our vision

Healthier lives through scientific discovery

Our Mission

To advance interdisciplinary research that defines the relationship among foods, disease prevention and health promotion.

The future of food is one where nutritional recommendations are precise and eating healthy is easier. Solutions that help us achieve this goal will come from all disciplines, and Ohio State continues to be optimally positioned for innovative research. Our community is empowered by an expansive campus that uniquely co-locates Colleges of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences, Education and Human Ecology, Arts and Sciences, seven Health Sciences colleges, a top-ranked academic Medical Center and a Comprehensive Cancer Center. FFH researchers work collaboratively to discover new ways in which foods can enhance health.

Foods for Health strives to:

Innovate - We enable and amplify research through strategic faculty hiring, funding opportunities and scholarly output.

Collaborate - We bring the research community together and expand partnerships

Educate - We train the next generation of scientists working in the Foods for Health space