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“Everyone in the field of nutrition science stands on the shoulders of Dr. Campbell, who is one of the giants in the field.”—Dean Ornish, MD

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T. Colin Campbell, PhD

T. Colin Campbell has revolutionized how we think of nutrition for decades. Now—for the health of our bodies and the world’s communities, for the restoration of ecological balance—it’s time we put that knowledge into practice.

T. Colin Campbell, PhD working in a lab

Over 350 research publications, most of which are peer-reviewed

An endowed chair at Cornell University, and the lead scientist on The China Study

“The Grand Prix of epidemiology.”—New York Times

Program Overview

  • 23,000+ students
  • 100% online, learn at your own pace
  • No prerequisites
  • Continuing education credits
  • Interaction, engagement, and nonjudgmental support
  • Delicious WFPB oil-free recipes
  • Practical strategies that have worked for our community members... and can work for you
  • Weekly live Zoom interactions with other members of the community
  • Whole Food, Plant-Based Wellness Challenges
  • The guidance of our highly engaged, knowledgeable, and warm-hearted community hosts

Upcoming event 03/13/2024

Spotlight on Health Webinar: New Research on Breast Cancer and More with Dr. Thomas Campbell

Join Dr. Michael C. Hollie, host of our Spotlight on Health webinar series, Wednesday, March 13, 2024 at 7 pm ET for a special interview with Dr. Thomas M. Campbell II, researcher and co-author of The China Study. Tom will share his research findings from his studies on women with metastatic breast cancer and provide an inside look into the group’s current study, which is investigating how nutrition may affect newer markers of blood vessel health. Dr. Campbell will also discuss the rewards and challenges of the nutrition research he and his father, T. Colin Campbell, PhD, have been involved with over the years.


Upcoming event 05/11/2024

The Total Health Experience: Eat, Play, Learn

The T. Colin Campbell Center for Nutrition Studies is excited to present its Caribbean Beach immersion program at the Gran Ventana Resort—the perfect opportunity to relax, focus on wellness, and connect with a supportive community.


    Join our free online community to:

  • Attend monthly workshops led by our inspiring grant recipients
  • Learn from successful community groups around the world
  • Network with advocates for regenerative food systems
  • Obtain resource guides and other actionable tools
  • Learn how you can become part of the solution

Plant-Based Diets Radically Reduce Food Waste

Food waste is a global concern. If we could tackle food waste reduction, might the profligacy inherent to our food production systems be less consequential?

Food Sustainability

You Are What You Eat: What Does the 2023 Stanford Twins Nutrition Study Really Show?

A four-part documentary series about the twin study, You Are What You Eat: A Twin Experiment, debuted on Netflix. It has drummed up quite a lot of attention. The results certainly support the adoption of a plant-based diet, but there is still something lacking in the message they are sharing.

Nutrition Science

New to an Oil-Free Diet? Here’s What You Need to Know

The amount of information published about oil can be overwhelming. Is it good for you? Is it bad for you? Is going oil free really even possible? We set the record straight with research fresh from the experts.

In The Kitchen

The Case for a Cold Turkey Approach to Animal Foods: A Selection From T. Colin Campbell’s Whole: Rethinking the Science of Nutrition

This short excerpt from Whole: Rethinking the Science of Nutrition addresses a common question: Is it necessary to be 100 percent adherent to a whole food, plant-based (WFPB) diet 100 percent of the time?

Nutrition Science

How to Achieve Lasting Change Using a High-Carb WFPB Approach

I met Matt when he was 39. I still remember my first call with him. He was hoping to get fit by the time he turned 40, and he mentioned his love for running and how he couldn’t do it as much as he wanted to because of the weight he was carrying. I could … Continued

Success Stories

How Effective Are Campaigns Like Meatless Mondays or Veganuary?

Campaigns like Veganuary and Meatless Monday continue to rise, but how effective are they really?

Social Issues

Immersion Programs Highlight the Rapid Effects of Improved Nutrition

We know from what is now an almost irrefutable body of evidence that good nutrition supports drastically improved outcomes, including improved physical and mental health, plus social and environmental well-being. The nutrition provided by consuming a diverse range of whole plant foods is not only good for our bodies—preventing and treating many of our deadliest, … Continued


Assessing the Top Nutrition Trends: Beyond 2023

What do the top 2024 nutrition trends say? Do they represent a coherent shift in public views of health and nutrition, or are they only incidentally related? Might we synthesize any general observations from them?

Nutrition Science

Assessing the Top Nutrition Trends of 2023 (Part Two)

By analyzing 2023 nutrition trends, we can gain insights into a population’s collective mindset and preferences. What might they say about the future?

Nutrition Science