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Kent Thornburg on the TEDx stage speaking on the epidemic of chronic disease and understanding epigenetics:

    Developmental Origins of Health and Disease FAQ
    Basic DOHaD overview with answers to frequently asked questions

    Spread the message with digestible DOHaD graphics, and a short Professor Patti video.
    These graphics represent different aspects of the DOHaD science:

    Professor Patti explains how chronic disease risk can be programmed before birth:
    La Professora Patti explica como el origen de una enfermedad crónica reside en la etapa previa al embarazo:

    Download or print tools to help members of all communities eat a balanced diet.

    Dive deeper into the science and history of DOHaD

    • Research Briefs: Understanding the science behind DOHaD
    • The Power of Nutrition: Chronic Disease, COVID-19 and Your Health
      The OHSU Foundation and Moore Institute Director Kent Thornburg, Ph.D., presented this webinar on the science of DOHaD. It describes how DOHaD research helps explain health disparities in groups more at risk for COVID-19 complications, and how nutrition can provide a path to healthier communities. Watch it here.
    • How a BMI fallacy convinced the world that diabetes is a disease of excess
      One of the Moore Institute's colleagues and collaborators, Dr. Ranjan Yajnik, is interviewed in this short film about how BMI doesn't tell the whole story when trying to understand type 2 diabetes, especially as rates increase in developing nations.
    • Epigenetics and equity: the health and social impacts of racism and inequality
      Watch Moore Institute fellow Larry Wallack, Dr.Ph. speak at the City Club of Portland.
    • Developmental origins research podcast Imprinted Legacy  interviews Moore Institute leaders about their specific research interests
      Listen to Susan Bagby's interview about how development before birth predisposes disease risk and why healthy nutrition across the lifespan is critical. 
      Listen to Kent Thornburg's interview about DOHaD and nutrition.
    • Creating a new nutrition culture for children
      Watch this webinar featuring Connie Liakos, R.D. and the Moore Institute's Susan Bagby, M.D. discussing how to engage children in nutrition education. 
    • Beyond genetics: The role of nutrition in health and disease
      What if we could prevent hypertension and other chronic diseases by changing how we eat? Watch this Marquam Hill Lecture by Susan Bagby, M.D., to learn more.
    • Maternal diet during pregnancy: lessons from the Dutch famine
      Watch Tessa Roseboom, Ph.D., Moore Institute senior international fellow, speak on how early life experience affects not only an individuals lifelong health, but the health of their children and
      grandchildren as well.
    • You are what your mother and grandmother ate: transgenerational influences
      Learn how the health of your mother and grandmother affects your health in this slide show Susan Bagby, M.D. presented to the Oregon Life Course Network.
    • Food As Medicine
      The documentary film "Food As Medicine" showcases the stories of several people experiencing chronic diseases and their journeys toward healing, using food as medicine. It also highlights some of the ways hospitals and other groups are incorporating whole foods in their approaches toward healing. The film features OHSU Moore Institute Director Kent Thornburg, Ph.D., who emphasizes that the way to end chronic disease is through a nutrient-rich, whole foods diet. "Chronic disease will disappear, if we have the will to do it."  Watch the trailer

    Take learning a step farther with these interactive educational opportunities:

    • Nutrition in a Box
      Nutrition curriculum for students in grades 4-8.
    • Community-based interventions
      The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation developed the What Works for Health menu of evidence-based programs and policies. The Moore Institute used this database to identify interventions appropriate for communities interested in implementing a community-based project utilizing DOHaD concepts.
    • Let's get Healthy! epigenetics station
      An interactive game, manipulatives and printable handouts, including free downloadable classroom activities about epigenetics that help participants learn about this new field of science.
    • Abuela, Mama y Yo