Research for a Healthy Tomorrow
Rutgers' interdisciplinary Department of Nutritional Sciences emphasizes (1) both undergraduate and graduate education, (2) research into basic issues of nutrition, and (3) public service that uses research results to improve the nutritional habits, general health, and overall well-being of the populace. Special departmental emphases include molecular, biochemical, physiological, clinical, psychological, and cultural dimensions of human nutrition. The combination of biology and social science in teaching and research equips the department to take a fresh look at nutrition problems and develop unique solutions that improve the quality of life for people throughout New Jersey, the United States, and the world.
Members of the Nutritional Sciences Faculty bring a multidisciplinary approach to their teaching and research, for their training represents nutrition, dietetics, biochemistry, education, and human development.