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

Lindiwe Sibeko

Associate Professor Lindiwe Sibeko has been named Chair of the Department of Nutrition effective September 1. She takes over from Elena Carbone, who will be stepping down to assume the position of Associate Dean for Curriculum and Academic Oversight for the Commonwealth Honors College.

Lisa Troy

The American Society for Nutrition (ASN) and the ASN Foundation have selected Associate Professor of Nutrition Lisa M. Troy as a recipient of its ASN Volunteer of the Year Award. The Volunteer of the Year Award recognizes outstanding contributions to enhance, promote, and support the activities and programs of ASN, and is being presented to Troy and her colleagues on the Minority and Diversity Affairs Committee.

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