Who We Are

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

We are the Bob and Charlee Moore Institute for Nutrition & Wellness at 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 systems that influence the food we eat, and by encouraging our leaders to consider the role nutrition plays in the future health of our children and our nation when developing public policy.

Now that we understand the origins of chronic disease, we have an obligation to share what we know and collaborate with others to stop chronic disease in its tracks. We created Better the Future to provide a space for people to learn and share —  with us and from each other.

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Make a difference now by joining us in ending chronic disease where it starts. Here are a few ways you can be part of the work:

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We can’t do it alone. Our mission requires the help of fellow scientists, doctors, nurses, foundations, policy makers, community organizations – and you. When you donate to the OHSU Moore Institute, you help us provide the research, education, clinical care and advocacy to help future generations have long and healthy lives.

If you have questions about giving, please contact the OHSU Foundation.