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Individual health and wellness

Building health literacy and a healthful diet

What factors tip the scales from health to disease? Biology and environment, as well as social and behavioral influencers, all play a role. But if you know how to protect your own health and eat right, your odds of staying well go way up.

WSU researchers share vital information about health maintenance with individuals, families, and communities. They seek to optimize ways in which foods are produced, processed, and distributed—so you get the most benefit from every bite.

Research areas

  • Healthful foods and nutrition
  • Health literacy
  • Behavioral, social, and cultural influencers of health
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