The Center for Nutrition, Diet and Health (CNDH), a landgrant center within the University of the District of Columbia's College of Agriculture, Urban Sustainability and Environmental Sciences (CAUSES), offers research-based academic and community outreach programs that improve the quality of life and economic opportunity of people and communities in the District of Columbia. CNDH combines education and outreach to educate D.C. residents on the benefits of a healthy lifestyle. Using these methods, CNDH helps to improve consumer awareness and health sustaining behaviors among District residents through education projects related to food, nutrition and health.
Under the leadership of Dr. Lillie Monroe-Lord, CNDH focuses its efforts on assisting District residents to acquire and improve knowledge, skills and behaviors associated with health and well-being throughout the life cycle and with utmost cultural sensitivity. Attention is dedicated to finding ways to address the needs of families to cooperate as holistic interdependent units to build and maintain healthy lifestyles.
Programs such as these could not be accomplished without the help of our partners, such as Washington Parks & People, who collaborates with CAUSES on a number of initiatives. Site of the historic nightclub where Marvin Gaye first performed professionally, the newly restored Riverside Healthy Living Center is owned and operated by Washington Parks & People as a hub of park-based community revitalization, health, and peace. For the past 14 years, Parks & People has led the community partnership to transform Marvin Gaye Park as a model for the entire city, using the park to advance public and environmental health, urban forestry and agriculture, youth development, fitness, arts and culture, and job training. For more information, please visit www.washingtonparks.net.
For more information on CAUSES and the Center for Nutrition, Diet and Health, visit www.udc.edu/causes.