Marilyn Magaram Center

Marilyn Magaram Center

Office Hours:
Monday 9:00am-4:00pm
Tuesday 9:00am-4:00pm
Wednesday 9:00am-4:00pm
Thursday 9:00am-4:00pm
Friday 9:00am-4:00pm

Office hours are subject to change. If you have questions or would like to schedule an appointment, please contact us at or 818-677-3102.

We will communicate updates through our site, MMC 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.

Ongoing Workshops

 The Whole Body Whole Health (WBWH) program is here to make cancer education and support services widely accessible to individuals affected by cancer.


 Thrive with Diabetes is our 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.


Healthy Growers Training is a four week course that covers the basics of organic and regenerative vegetable gardening.


WIC is a nutrition program that helps pregnant women, mothers with infants and young children eat well, be active, and stay healthy.

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. 

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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


February 21, 2022


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

Fall 2021 Director's Message

December 21, 2021

Dr. Besnilian

“Resilience is all about being able to overcome the unexpected. The goal of resilience isn’t to just survive but thrive.” – Jamais Cascio 

Since 1991, the Marilyn Magaram Center (MMC) has been dedicated to its mission of enhancing and promoting health and well-being through research, education and services in food science, nutrition and dietetics, and all we have accomplished in that endeavor over the last 30 years has reached far beyond our imagination. Unfortunately, it is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our founder, Philip Magaram, on August 22, 2021.

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Tower Cancer Research Foundation Workshops

December 20, 2021

Delicious Food

Tower Cancer Research Foundation’s patient support division has teamed up with the Marilyn Magaram Center’s Nutrition and Wellness Clinic to bring free monthly nutrition classes to cancer patients and survivors. The series is taught remotely via Zoom where participants are able to sign up for presentations on various evidence-based nutrition topics. The nutrition science lecture is led by Shely Salemnia, MS, RD, CLEfollowed by a cooking demonstration by Jenica Smith, MMC Project CoordinatorUC Master Gardener and the MMC’s own Andreas George recently joined the team as the Garden Coordinator, teaching participants about how they can easily grow various vegetables at homeThese workshops are being developed and presented based on the interests of the participants.   Read more


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