Who We Are

Better the Future: A movement to end chronic disease in future generations by changing our food culture

We are the Moore Institute for Nutrition & Wellness — created by Bob and Charlee Moore in partnership with Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU).

Our work is grounded in the science of the Developmental Origins of Health and Disease, referred to as DOHaD. We believe that reducing the prevalence of chronic diseases throughout life starts by promoting healthy, nutrient-rich diets based on wholesome foods – before conception, during pregnancy and lactation, and in infancy and early childhood.

At the Moore Institute we support health in current and future generations through programs that:

  • Engage the community through professional training and community outreach.
  • Conduct research through human and community-oriented clinical, basic and translational science.
  • Provide clinical care through the development of new preventive measures and treatments.
  • Address public policy issues to promote improved nutritional health in the community.

We are here to conquer chronic disease by catalyzing a movement to change our food culture. We can do this together by sharing information about how nutrition sets our vulnerabilities for chronic disease before we are even born, by taking steps small and large to make changes to the food we eat and share and by encouraging our leaders to consider the future health of our children and our nation when developing public policy.

Now that we understand the origins of chronic disease and how to stop it in its tracks, we have a moral obligation to share what we know with the rest of the world. We created Better the Future to provide a place for people to come and learn — both from us and from each other.

in making a difference. Join us in ending chronic disease where it starts.