UConn Offers New Online Master Program in Personalized Nutrition

After a unanimous vote by the Board of Trustees, the University of Connecticut will launch an online Master of Science in Personalized Nutrition degree program. Enrollment for the program begins in the fall of 2021. The program responds to growing industry and clinical demand for trained professionals in personalized nutrition. “We are excited to provide […]

Nutritional scientist studies blackcurrant health benefits and obesity-related disease prevention

Yoojin Lee studied food science and engineering in South Korea. A growing interest in how nutrients affect the body led her to the Department of Nutritional Sciences in the College of Agriculture, Health and Natural Resources where her research focused on the relationship between obesity-associated diseases and foods that might have protective effects and other […]

Researcher studying ways to decrease hypertension in Black adults through dietary program

The COVID-19 pandemic has further exposed and exacerbated a number of racial inequalities in America, one of the most prominent being health disparities. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Black people are twice as likely to die from COVID-19 than white or non-Hispanic persons. The reasons for these devastating losses extend far […]

Department of Nutritional Sciences celebrates 50th anniversary

This year the Department of Nutritional Sciences (NUSC) in the College of Agriculture, Health and Natural Resources will celebrate its fiftieth anniversary. A virtual celebration to mark the occasion will be held Thursday, September 17, from 1:00 to 2:30 PM. In addition to achieving this milestone, in May 2020, the department was ranked seventh of ninety-six similar programs in […]