Healthy Eating Program

Healthy Eating Program

We believe that food nourishes the body, nurtures the spirit, and is essential for health and healing. Through our classes, seminars, and research, we focus on how diet can help prevent and control diseases such as cancer.


The Healthy Eating Program can help you adopt a diet that will promote health and fight disease. We focus on simple, healthy, inexpensive, and delicious foods that are readily available. Our services include:

About the Program

Researchers at Moores Cancer Center's Cancer Prevention and Control Program have studied links between diet and cancer since 1993. Because our research focuses on food, not supplements, it was essential to develop strategies to help individuals change their eating habits. Using an innovative telephone counseling program initially developed by John P. Pierce, PhD, our counseling team has helped individuals successfully adopt and maintain a healthy eating pattern. The Healthy Eating Program evolved from the dietary change program used in the Women’s Healthy Eating & Living (WHEL) study, the largest clinical trial studying the effect of diet on recurrence from breast cancer. With funding from the American Cancer Society and the Avon Foundation, our group successfully adapted the WHEL study's dietary counseling program for the general public. Our counseling staff has an average of eight years' experience in helping people to successfully adopt and maintain healthy eating habits. All counseling staff are university educated with degrees and/or experience in nutrition and counseling.

Contact Us

Moores Cancer Center at UC San Diego Health
Healthy Eating Program
3855 Health Sciences Drive, #0901
La Jolla, CA 92093-0901

Phone: 858-822-2237
Fax: 858-822-6896