Nutritional Sciences pursues new knowledge about diet and human nutrition to improve public health and advance our understanding of contemporary nutrition issues. There is growing national and global interest in nutritional sciences, with intensifying research and scholarship related to topics like obesity, chronic disease risks, food safety and security, global hunger and undernutrition, and the environmental and health impacts of agriculture.

At Michigan Public Health, you'll conduct collaborative, interdisciplinary research that provides innovative solutions to a variety of nutrition-related problems. From nutrigenomics and epigenetics to the clinical and community translation of nutritional sciences, our faculty provide a breadth of knowledge, skills, research opportunities, and field experience to students seeking a robust curriculum in cellular, physiological, epidemiological, global, and public health nutrition.

Get to Know Nutritional Sciences 

Cody Cousineau, a Master of Public Health student in Nutritional Sciences, helped athletes achieve healthy diets to enhance their performance during his sports nutrition internship at Eastern Michigan University. 

Nutritional Sciences student Kate McManus and HBHE student Hadlee Garrison  spent their summer interning with Food Gatherers, a food rescue and food bank program serving Washtenaw County. They worked with the Summer Food Service Program, which provides healthy meals throughout the summer to children who are on free and reduced meal programs during the school year.

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