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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UMass Nutrition department grocery store tour

Learning how to shop at the grocery store is a valuable life skill. This thought sparked an idea in nutrition senior lecturer Claire Norton to develop grocery store tours for NUTRITN 130 - Nutrition for a Healthy Lifestyle.

UMass Amherst Associate Professor of Nutrition Soonkyu Chung

Associate Professor Soonkyu Chung joins the Department of Nutrition this spring 2020 semester. Chung, who earned her PhD in Nutrition from the University of North Carolina, Greensboro, most recently served as a faculty member at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.

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Nutrition students in the Food Recovery Network are combating food waste and insecurity by volunteering their time to share leftover food from UMass dining halls with those who could use the additional meal.