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Arnold School of Public Health


Our Vision

Generate and communicate knowledge across the spectrum of nutrition research to optimize holistic health for all people using systems perspectives.

Goals and Objectives

  1. Build capacity to address the grand challenges in nutrition research
    1. Engage students from units across the university in a training program that exposes them the breadth of nutrition and food research
    2. Facilitate linkages with community partnerships
    3. Facilitate linkages with clinical partners
  2. Convene and facilitate research collaborations
    1. Maintain an information hub for the kinds of research perspectives and approaches used by affiliates
    2. Host annual symposium on a theme related to grand challenges
    3. Distribute a newsletter highlighting recent publications and grants of affiliates
  3. Build a local, statewide and national presence in nutrition research
    1. Identify grand challenges facing nutrition
    2. Develop a training program for students interested in the broad view of nutrition research


The Nutrition Consortium's Research Foci

  • Healthy food

    Ensuring food security


  • Food in the shape of two question marks

    Understanding and influencing food choice for health promotion


  • Plate of food

    Assessing dietary patterns in development, health, and disease


  • Baby breastfeeding

    Promoting maternal, infant, and child nutrition


  • Kids exercising

    Preventing childhood obesity


  • tech

    Developing and using technology to measure and promote healthy dietary intake


  • Older woman having her blood pressure measured

    Evaluating optimal nutrition for healthy aging, peak performance, and chronic disease prevention