Proven Recipe for Success

The Fergus M. Clydesdale Center for Foods for Health and Wellness is a world-class academic research center and a resource for businesses interested in meeting the increasing demand for safe food products that boost well-being. Located at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, the center brings together scientists, educators, government policy makers, and industry executives from around the globe to identify solutions to food-related health issues. Housed in the nation's oldest and most prestigious food science department, the center is built on a foundation of innovation and responsiveness to industry needs.

Center scientists are international leaders in research and policy analysis with long-standing affiliations with the food industry, government agencies, and the National Academies. Center initiatives enhance the food science department's top-ranked graduate and undergraduate programs, whose outstanding students are well prepared for work in the food industry.

The Fergus M. Clydesdale Center for Foods for Health and Wellness serves the Commonwealth, the region and the nation through research, education and policy to:

  • Promote Nutrition
  • Combat Disease
  • Develop Products
  • Improve Methodologies
  • Advance Food Safety
  • Stimulate Sound Policy
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Lili He

Professor, and Department Head

Professor He is the Head of the Food Science department
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State-of-the-art Facilities

The University of Massachusetts Amherst opened the state-of-the-art Clydesdale Center for Foods for Health & Wellness, with support from top leaders in the food industry and alumni. The center features 7,800 square feet of new and renovated chemistry, microbiology and biology laboratory space for research in developing healthier and safer foods. The department is widely recognized as one of the best in the nation and it is also the oldest in the country, founded in 1918.