Marilyn Magaram Center

Marilyn Magaram Center

The Marilyn Magaram Center has transitioned to hybrid operations in compliance with CSUN’s COVID-19 measures, with modifications to our schedule as follows:

Virtual operations:
Monday-Friday from 8:30am-4:30pm

Open to the public:
Monday 8:30am-12:30pm
Tuesday 8:30am-4:30pm
Wednesday 8:30am-4:30pm
Thursday 8:30am-12:30pm
Friday 8:30am-4:30pm

Office hours are subject to change. If you have questions or would like to schedule an appointment, please contact us at magaram.center@csun.edu or 818-677-3102. We will communicate updates through our site, MMC Virtual Events, and our social media platforms according to the latest available information. Please continue to find the latest campus updates from the Matadors Forward website.

 

Special Announcement

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Philip Magaram on August 22, 2021. The Marilyn Magaram Center was established by Phil and his family in 1991 as a tribute and memorial to Marilyn, who was an alumna and faculty of CSUN. 

Ongoing Workshops

 

 Thrive with Diabetes is our free online diabetes management program that teaches you how to properly manage your diabetes through a number of avenues.

 

PreventT2 is for individuals living with pre-diabetes or are at-risk for developing diabetes.

The Art of Gardening

Wednesday, May 25, 2022 - 12:30pm to 1:30pm

The Art of Gardening  Every Wed 12:30-1:30 pm

Every Wednesday from 12:30-1:30 pm, come join us in the Wellness Garden to learn the art of gardening! We will be offering tours, hands-on activities, educational talks, and opportunities to leave your mark on the garden through visual art! Head over to our website for more details and to register! Read more

Break Up with Sodium

Friday, May 27, 2022 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm

Break Up with Sodium If you’re like most Americans, you’re probably getting much more sodium than your body needs. Join us to learn about how, over time, excessive salt can damage your heart and blood vessels, and create other health risks. Friday, May 27

If you’re like most Americans, you’re probably getting much more than your body needs. Join us to learn about how, over time, excessive salt can be damage your heart and blood vessels, and create other health risks. And, be assured that even with less sodium, food can still be full of flavor.
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Eating Smart with Fruits & Vegetables

Friday, June 3, 2022 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm

eating Smart with Fruits & Vegetables Eating fruit and vegetables is key to good health. But, most of us don’t eat enough of it to meet our body’s needs. Join us to learn how to add more color, crunch and flavor into your life with delicious healthy fruit

Eating fruit and vegetables is key to good health. But, most of us don't eat enough of it to meet our body's needs. Join us to learn how to add more color, crunch, and flavor into your life with delicious, healthy fruits and vegetables.  Read more

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Thrive with Diabetes

March 1, 2022

Thrive with Diabetes 6:00-7:30pm

Diabetes can be an intimidating disease given that it is a chronic condition with no cure. It can also lead to serious consequences, such as kidney failure and nerve damage, when it’s poorly managed. Additionally, a lack of information can make diabetes care frustrating for people who just received news of their diagnosis, as well as for people who have been coping with diabetes for years. It’s perfectly understandable to feel overwhelmed if you or someone in your family has diabetes. However, living with diabetes should not be dreadful! Having a basic understanding of medications, nutrition, and lifestyle modifications can help anyone take control of their diabetes and live a healthy life. The purpose of our “Thrive with Diabetes” program is to address information gaps and provide participants with the tools and knowledge necessary to feel more confident and to better manage their blood glucose.  Read more

National Nutrition Month

February 28, 2022

Celebrate a World of Flavors

In March, the  Marilyn Magaram Center  will be celebrating  National Nutrition Month® as an opportunity to raise awareness about healthy eating and nutrition through interactive social media posts and hybrid events. This year’s theme is “Celebrate a World of Flavors”  which is a great way to learn about culture and appreciate diversity.   Read more

PreventT2

February 21, 2022

PreventT2

The Marilyn Magaram Center is excited to virtually implement “Prevent T2,a CDC-recognized lifestyle change program for diabetes prevention. Over the course of 1 year, the Prevent T2 program offersapproximately 24 hours of instruction to help people with prediabetes prevent or delay the development of type 2 diabetes Participants qualify for the program by meeting several criteria, one of which is that they must fall into the pre-diabetic range.   Read more

Spring 2022 Director's Message

February 21, 2022

Dr. Besnilian

"Spring is the time of plans and projects.” Leo Tolstoy

With the return to on-campus learning and the spring semester already underway, the MMC has “sprung” into action as we remain dedicated to fulfilling our mission and vision through the valuable contributions of all those who are helping to advance our commitment to research, education, and community service in the fields of nutrition, dietetics and food science. The development and training of students on the path to becoming future professionals continues to be our highest priority, and we are proud to further these efforts in supporting CSUN and the community at large by providing both in-person and virtual resources, tools, and learning opportunities that are widely accessible and in alignment with the university’s protocols for campus repopulation. Read more

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