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
Through a $424,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), the Department of Nutrition has launched the Food Safety from Farm and Garden to Preschool online training program.
Doctoral candidate in Nutrition Kimberly Doughty was selected to present her dissertation work at the International Society for Research in Human Milk and Lactation (ISRHML) conference. Her travel was funded by a UMass Amherst Center for Research on Families (CRF) Travel Award.