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University of Rhode Island (Nutrition and Food Sciences)




This is an exciting time to study nutrition and food sciences. There is increasing evidence that what we eat affects our health and quality of life. Dietary factors are implicated in four of the ten major causes of death in the United States. Obesity is now considered endemic in the US and is linked to the increasing prevalence of diabetes. Concerns about the safety of the food supply have increased and there is a major federal initiative to improve food safety. Food security is a growing problem for limited-resource families.

The Department of Nutrition and Food Sciences addresses these and related issues through our teaching, research and outreach programs. The department, has 6 faculty members, 2 full time instructors and 3 outreach specialists. Undergraduate students number about 140 and graduate students between 20 and 30.

The department offers a BS degree in Nutrition and Dietetics and the MS and PhD degrees with specialization in food science or in nutrition. Under the graduate nutrition program, the department also offers an accredited dietetic internship.

The department has strong research programs in Nutrition and Health, Marine Resource Utilization, and Food Safety and Quality. Food science graduate education and research are housed in the Food Science and Nutrition Research Center in West Kingston.

The department has highly successful outreach programs in Nutrition and Food Safety. These programs are recognized throughout the state and region and at the national level for their excellence and their impact on human health.



School name:University of Rhode IslandNutrition and Food Sciences
Address:106 Ranger Hall
Zip & city:RI 02881 Rhode Island
Phone:401.874.5869
Web:http://www.uri.edu/cels/fsn/
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