The University of Massachusetts Amherst

Learn the role food and diet play in promoting health and preventing chronic disease to help improve health and wellness in diverse populations.

The Department of Nutrition offers an interdisciplinary approach to 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.