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

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This past semester, students enrolled in Nutrition 230: Basic Nutrition, had an opportunity to complete an unusual assignment as part of their coursework: the creation of 5-10 minute videos on "Nutrition and COVID-19." Students covered topics as diverse as the impact of existing disease (obesity, cardiovascular disease, IBD), diet and nutrition, sleep disorders, health disparities, and even microbiota, as they related to COVID-19.

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Graduate students from across all SPHHS departments tell us why they love UMass, why they chose to attend, and what their education has given them.