Mission: The Marilyn Magaram Center for Food Science, Nutrition and Dietetics is a Department Center sponsored by the Department of Family & Consumer Sciences at Califronia State University Northridge.
As an auxiliary organization to the department, the Center supports research, community service, and education specific to food science, nutrition and dietetics as well as produce programs not normally offered through the University curriculum and financial processes.
The purpose of the Marilyn Magaram Center is to provide a framework within which professionals from related academic areas, including business and industry as well as other institutions, can function in an interdisciplinary manner to achieve mutual goals.
The goals of the Marilyn Magaram Center are to promote the study of and to disseminate information and knowledge in food science, nutrition and dietetics.
Results: We are systematically introducing our programs and services to surrounding communities with an evaluation of planned outcomes. The goal is to decrease health disparities through nutrition education and research.
Target demographics: Underserved population with the San Fernando Valley Communities.
The Marilyn Magaram Center for Food Science, Nutrition & Dietetics invited me to speak to a diverse audience on the topic of hunger around the world, and the events and activities that are taking place as we speak to help eliminate hunger worldwide. The Magaram Center provided a forum to create awareness of a primary challenge facing all of us. I commend the center for educating the student body as well as the general public on this most critical issue in our society.