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.

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Nutrition doctoral student Ruthfirst Ayande

Nutrition doctoral candidate Ruthfirst Ayande has been named a recipient of a Margaret McNamara Education Grant. She joins a cohort of 10 women selected from a competitive pool of over 400 applicants, to receive grants in the 2022 funding cycle.

Associate professor of nutrition Lorraine Cordeiro

Lorraine Cordeiro, associate professor in nutrition and director of the Center for Research on Families at UMass Amherst, was one of five UMass system faculty to receive the 2022 Manning Prize for Teaching Excellence. The prize recognizes exemplary dedication to students and the university.

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Each fall, the student-run UMass Nutrition Association hosts a Thanksgiving Food Drive. This year, they partnered with the SPHHS for their largest food drive ever - an effort that resulted in over 850 pounds of donations delivered to the Amherst Survival Center.