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The Dr. Robert C. and Veronica Atkins Center for Weight & Health
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Our Mission

Many chefs in a kitchen.

The Atkins Center aims to positively impact and elevate the role of nutrition in health and lifestyle through the investment of nutrition science and the creation of nutrition policy.


Our faculty affiliates in the College of Natural Resources and the School of Public Health conduct cutting-edge research on metabolism, nutrition, chronic diseases, and more.

Outreach & Policy

The Center informs both federal and state policy with particular emphasis on policies that address childhood obesity and promote healthy behaviors.