Louise Merriman

Louise Merriman's lifelong dedication to nutrition culminates in planned gift to Nutritional Sciences

Culinary medicine is something Louise Merriman holds “near and dear to her heart”—a concept she has incorporated in her career as a Registered Dietitian for nearly 40 years. Merriman is supporting the University of Michigan School of Public Health’s Department of Nutritional Sciences through a new, seven-figure planned gift, the Drs. Kenneth Scott and Amherst Merriman Culinary Medicine Fund.

Woman sleeping, University of Michigan School of Public Health

Consuming More Fruits and Vegetables Can Improve Sleep

Increasing consumption of fruit and vegetables can improve insomnia-related symptoms in young adults, especially young women, according to a recent study led by Erica Jansen, research assistant professor of Nutritional Sciences.