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

Virginia Beal lecture speaker Dr. Erica Gunderson

Kaiser Permanente senior research scientist Erica P. Gunderson, PhD, MS, MPH, will provide the keynote lecture "The Pregnancy-Lactation Continuum: New Concepts for Prevention of Cardiometabolic Diseases in Women" at the 33rd annual Virginia A. Beal Lecture on April 29 live via Zoom.

Registered dietitian and Nutrition alumna Christina Reardon

Registered dietitian Christina A. Reardon, who received her Bachelor’s degree in Nutrition in 2018 and completed her Dietetic Internship in 2019, is featured in an article appearing on the front page of the January 2021 issue of Better Health, a monthly supplement to the Springfield-based The Republican newspaper.

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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.