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
Faculty from the Department of Nutrition and Nutrition Extension are working with colleagues in the Stockbridge School on a U.S. Department of Agriculture-funded project that helps low-income residents of Worcester access healthy food.
A new study conducted by Assistant Professor of Nutrition Lisa Troy and presented at the 2015 annual meeting of The North American Menopause Society (NAMS) shows that some types of physical activity have a greater impact on body composition in postmenopausal compared to premenopausal women.