Nutrition is the study and application of the relationship between diet, foods and health. The challenges facing nutritionists today range from problems of obesity and chronic diseases to those of malnutrition, food insecurity and nutritional deficiencies. Nutritionists work in hospitals and clinics, communities, and institutions throughout the world. Nutritionists provide dietary counseling and education, conduct research, develop menus and foodservice systems, and deliver many other services for individuals and populations.
in the spotlight
Zhenhua Liu, Assistant Professor of Nutrition, is a co-investigator on two projects that recently received funding from the U.S. Department of Agriculture for research examining nutrition’s effects on the digestive system.
Elena Carbone, Associate Professor of Nutrition, was one of six nutrition experts named a Kids Eat Right Hero for December by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. These awards recognize members of the Academy from across the country who are bringing healthy change to their communities