The Rothman Family Institute for Food Studies is an interdisciplinary, dynamic global hub celebrating the vital role that food plays in culture, tradition and identity. As the UCLA Rothman Food Institute, we strive to amplify the voices of our students, our faculty, our staff and our broader LA community — all in our pursuit of expanding global perspectives of food.
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We invite you to explore how students and faculty affiliated with the UCLA Rothman Food Institute are leading the charge in food-focused research and social change.
Strategizing sustainable food production
We explore effective solutions for a more sustainable future.
We identify inequities that drive food and health insecurity worldwide.
Promoting knowledge of diverse communities
We determine impactful ways to connect people with food communities in Los Angeles, the United States and the world.
Supporting individual food choice
We prioritize access to accurate information that helps individuals explore their relationship with food.
Advancing food systems innovations
We examine how advancements in food systems and related policy can support the future health of our people and our planet.