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Massachusetts Nutrient Data Bank

Helps small businesses comply with mandatory Nutrition Labeling Act of 1993 Servcies for individuals. MNDB offers the user the opportunity for comprehensive dietary, menu, and recipe evaluation for nutritional adequacy. A range of services can be tailored to the needs of the client without the necessity of purchasing hardware and/or software.

Department(s): 

Shared Resource

College/Unit: 

Public Health and Health Sciences

Contact: 

Mary Jane Laus

Location: 

206 Chenoweth Lab

Availability: 

Public

Research: 

Food Biophysics and Nanotechnology Laboratory

Capabilities of the Food Bionphysics and Nanotechnology (FBNL) include the formation and preparation of nanoparticles and nanofibers from food biopolymers using techniques such as electrospinning and ultrafiltration. The FBNL develops nanoscalar encapsulation systems, delivery mechanisms for bioactives and antimicrobials. Other areas of research interest include biofilm remediation, surfactant and detergents in foods, high-intensity ultrasonication. Off-campus clients may access FBNL instrumentation and expertise by arrangemeent with the Lab director.

Department(s): 

Food Science

College/Unit: 

Natural Resources and the Environment

Contact: 

Jochen Weiss

Location: 

234 Chenoweth Laboratory

Resources: 

texture analyzer (Instron), dynamic surface tension and contact angle analyzer (Kruess), dynamic mechanical analyzer (Seiko), spiral plater (biotek), microplate array spectrophotometer (Biotek)

Availability: 

Public

Research: 

Center for Nutrition in Sport and Human Performance

The center provides educational support for health and fitness professionals as well as off campus coaches and athletic trainers who typically do not have formal training in sport/exercise nutrition. Education regarding issues of weight management, nutrition supplementation, eating disorders, and chronic fatigue due to poor eating behaviors are provided.

Department(s): 

Kinesiology
Nutrition
Shared Resource

College/Unit: 

Public Health and Health Sciences

Contact: 

Stella L. Volpe

Availability: 

Public

Research: 

Center for Research and Education in Women's Health

The Center for Research and Education in Women's Health (CREWH) was established at the University of Massachusetts Amherst in 1997 to promote the health of women of all ages. CREWH is innovative in focusing on the prevention rather than the treatment of disease. It breaks ground too in the range of disciplines it unites: the many UMass schools and departments it draws on include Public Health, Epidemiology, Biostatistics, Exercise Science, Nutrition, Anthropology, Women's Studies and Nursing.

Department(s): 

Public Health
Shared Resource
Womens Studies

College/Unit: 

School of Nursing

Contact: 

Elizabeth R. Bertone-Johnson

Location: 

Arnold House, 715 North Pleasant Street

Availability: 

Private

Research: