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

UMass Amherst Nutrition senior lecturer Claire Norton

Claire Norton, Senior Lecturer and Undergraduate Program Director in the Department of Nutrition, is the winner of the 2019-20 SPHHS College Outstanding Teacher Award.

Lindiwe Sibeko

Lindiwe Sibeko, Extension assistant professor in the Department of Nutrition, was chosen as the 2020 recipient of the Distinguished Community Engagement Award for Research by the University of Massachusetts Amherst.

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Nutrition undergraduate program director Claire Norton shares a special message for the graduating class of 2020.