The Department of Nutrition has defined the following four goals for our current research endeavors
1. Examine the nutrition and health effects of plant foods and plant based diet patterns.
2. Help vegetarians to eat adequately and optimally. This includes assessing the safety, adequacy and optimacy of vegetarian eating patterns.
3. Assess the potential impact of animal vs plant foods on nutirion, on microbial contamination and sanitary concerns, and on the environment
4. Community nutrition
Walnuts and Healthy Aging a dual center single blind, randomized controlled intervention study
Teen Food and Development Study to determine what nutrients, foods and food groups are associated with differeing aspects of development
Incorporating avocados in meals: Effect on glycemic index, insulin response, satiety and satiety-related gastrointestinal peptides in humans.
Faculty and students from the Department of Nutrition are invited to present research around the globe and our research is published by both nutrition and medical journals. For a list of our recent pubications and presentations follow the links below.
Previous research by the Department of Nutrition can be found at the following websites: