Food as Health Alliance
Food as Health Alliance



The Food As Health Alliance

The Food as Health Alliance at the University of Kentucky seeks to bring together clinical and community research spanning across agriculture, food, and health to address food insecurity and diet-related chronic disease. Specifically, researchers, clinicians, community partners, food commodity producers, healthcare partners, and students will explore innovative strategies to improve patient clinical outcomes and the health of Kentuckians.

Explore the Possibilities

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Meet the Alliance

Meet the Alliance team, our advisory board members, and our external partners

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Education & Training

Explore the variety of culinary medicine classes and certificates available at the University of Kentucky

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Explore current research and review funding opportunities for future projects

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Professional Resources

Review the work of other professional organizations and access their tools

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Review current legislative efforts aimed at improving lives through the power of food as health

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Community Resources

Check out videos, recipes, and other tools for managing nutrition related chronic disease

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Food as Health Alliance Grant

The Food as Health Alliance in partnership with the Center for Health Equity Translation, Markey Cancer Center, and Barnstable Brown Diabetes Center announce pilot funding to address the connection between food and health outcomes of type 2 diabetes, hypertension, and cancer. The Request for Proposals will be released March 1st, 2023.

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Learn More about the Alliance with the slides from our official launch event

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Connect With Us

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308 Funkhouser Building
Lexington, KY 40506


Dr. Alison Gustafson
Program Director
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Lauren Batey
Program Coordinator
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Contact Information

Dr. Alison Gustafson, Ph.D.

206G Funkhouser Building Lexington, KY 40506

(859) 257-3707