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
The Department held the 28th Annual Virginia A. Beal Lecture on April 20. The evening began with a poster session showcasing research by students and alums, the Department recognized scholarship awardees, and Dr. Valentina Ivezaj of Yale University keynoted the event.