The mission of the program in nutritional sciences is to promote better health and prevent illness through increasing the understanding of nutritional science, and to carry out the university's broad mission of teaching, research, and service. In doing so, we want to provide an environment that promotes excellence in research and excellence in education through instruction and research opportunities. We have defined the following principle goals:
- To expand the base of knowledge in nutritional sciences through careful research in the areas of public health, clinical, and experimental nutrition.
- To train students in nutritional sciences so that they can conduct quality research in experimental, clinical and public health nutrition, and apply nutritional science knowledge to promote health in community and health care delivery settings.
- To disseminate, integrate, and enhance the application of nutritional science knowledge in community and health care settings.
- To promote better health through meaningful nutrition service activities in the University and the community.