Nutrition

The Department of Nutrition in the University of Massachusetts School of Public Health and Health Sciences offers an interdisciplinary approach to the study and application of the relationship between diet, foods and health. The Department offers a wide range of academic programs including:

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.

In the Spotlight

University of Massachusetts Amherst Nutrition faculty Nancy Cohen

Nutrition Professor Nancy Cohen recently co-authored an article examining 10 different cooking shows that are popular on television, trying to determine whether food safety practices on them were positive or negative models for viewers.

University of Massachusetts Nutrition faculty Lindiwe Sibeko

Lindiwe Sibeko, Extension Assistant Professor, spoke with the Center for Research on Families at UMass Amherst about her research into options for improving the infant mortality problem in Springfield, MA.

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Nutrition graduate student Mina Frederick is helping to bridge the knowledge gap between chronic disease and dietary patterns.