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 Professor Nancy Cohen

Nancy Cohen, professor of nutrition and senior planning officer in the Chancellor’s Office, has been appointed interim dean of the School of Public Health and Health Sciences (SPHHS), effective Jan. 6.

University of Massachusetts Nutrition faculty Elena Carbone

Elena Carbone, Associate Professor of Nutrition, has assumed the position of Chair of the Department. Prior to her appointment, she served as the department’s Graduate Program Director from 2007-2018.

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This holiday season the UMass Nutrition Association & Public Health Peer Advisors led individual food drives to secure Thanksgiving meals for families around the Pioneer Valley. Together they managed to donate over 500 pounds of food to the Western Mass Food Bank in Hatfield, MA.