University of Massachusetts Amherst

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Projects

UMass Healthy Campus Study 

The NAL and UMass Dinning are currently conducting a research study to investigate the role of different lifestyle factors that may potentially contribute to the well-being of college students.  

Diet and Physical Activity Habits of Adults

The NAL is conducting a study to examine eating and physical activity patterns among an ethnically and racially diverse cohort of adults living in Western Massachusetts. Join a Study.

Changes in Heart Disease Risk during Menopause Transition

NAL collaborators in the Molecular and Cardiovascular Physiology Laboratory (MCPL) are conducting a study to examine changes in heart disease risk during the menopausal transition. Join a Study.

Food Systems Research

The NAL is joining community partners to assess the potential impact of the Senior FarmShare, Mobile Produce Markets and other local food initiatives on improving access to fresh fruits and vegetables for older adults in Hampshire, Hampden, and Franklin counties.  Community partners involved in the Food Systems Research Project are Community Involved in Sustainable Agriculture (CISA), Public Health Institute of Western Massachusetts Partners for Health Equity and Springfield Elder Affairs