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Make a difference where it's most needed.

Your unrestricted gifts make it possible for our director to target areas for funding where it's most needed. Gifts for greatest needs facilitate ground-breaking research by providing the flexibility to respond to opportunities.

Give the gift of good health. Gifts from $50 to $5,000 make it possible to continue our work creating a healthier tomorrow.

DONORS: 9 | GOAL: $23,007

Fund innovation.

Your designated gifts to the NRI Innovation Fund spur discovery, giving scientists crucial lab support as they develop an individualized approach to nutrition focused on genes, diet and metabolism.

Nutrition and Cancer | Nutrition, Genes and Heart Disease | Nutrition and Diabetes
Nutrition and Birth Defects | Nutrition, Memory and Brain Development | Nutrition and Alcohol Use
Nutrition and Obesity | Nutrition, Genetics and Environment

Nutrition and Cancer

Approximately one-third of cancer deaths in the United States each year are related to dietary factors. NRI scientists are studying the link between metabolic disease and cancer and how individualized nutrition may be used in treatment and prevention.

Help fund nutrition-based solutions to prevent cancer. Your gift of $165 covers lab supplies for one day of scientific exploration.

DONORS: 0 | GOAL: $2,500

Support a student scientist.

Your support offers student scientists opportunities to learn from world class researchers at the NRI and to explore career opportunities in the scientific world. Gifts will be used for stipends to cover student living expenses and for a portion of lab supplies.

Help fund a scientific career. Your gift of $84 supports a student serving a three-month rotation in an NRI lab for a day.

DONORS: 0 | GOAL: $7,500

Help people learn about nutrition.

Your gifts give physicians, health care professionals and others access to the latest NRI research about nutrition -- how it enhances health and helps prevent disease.

Appetite for Life Academy | Nutrition Education for Physicians and Medical Students
IMPACT: Improving Meals and Physical Activity in Children and Teens

Appetite for Life Academy

Public programs, such as the Kindergarten Science Festival and the NRI's Appetite for Life Academy, bring the latest nutrition research alive through interactive lectures, demonstrations and events. Designed to transform nutrition research into hands-on knowledge, these programs offer practical advice for healthy living as leading experts in individualized nutrition share their latest findings.

Feed people's appetite for nutrition. Your gift of $50 will allow 15 people to attend the annual Appetite for Life Academy and receive educational materials about nutrition.

DONORS: 0 | GOAL: $500