The mission of the Department of Nutritional Sciences is to lead in providing cutting-edge Research, outstanding Undergraduate and Graduate Programs, and Cooperative Extension activities that advance the discovery and translation of the roles of nutrition in optimizing health for people in Arizona, the nation, and the world. NSc takes a collaborative and interdisciplinary approach in discovering, integrating, extending and applying knowledge of nutritional science to promote optimal nutritional status, health, and well being, and to prevent and to treat chronic diseases including cancers, diabetes, obesity, heart disease and musculoskeletal disorders.

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Scott Going and Jennifer Reeves of Nutritional Sciences, and Dan McDonald from Pima County Cooperative Extension, were inducted into the YMCA of Southern Arizona’s Hall of Fame for their role as founders of Activate Tucson. Started in 2004, Activate Tucson is a coalition of organizations working together to improve the quality of life for residents of the Tucson area. Miller, PhD, awarded Susan G. Komen grant
Jessica A. Miller, PhD, has been awarded a three-year, $450,000 Susan G. Komen grant to investigate the cause of chronic joint stiffness and pain associated with the use of aromatase inhibitors (AI) — a class of drug often used to treat hormone receptor-positive breast cancer. Read more

A Perfect Union
Donato Romagnolo, PhD, MSc, and Ornella Selmin, PhD, are investigating a potentially groundbreaking genetic marker that could lead to more targeted therapies for previously untreatable breast cancer cases. Read More

NSC Grad student in UA News
Department of Nutritional Sciences gradute student Andrew Kunihiro is featured in a recent UA News article, "New Graduate Education Resources to Enhance Support, Accelerate Research", By La Monica Everett-Haynes and Yara Askar, University Communications, September 22, 2014. Read more Wanda Howell receives CALS Award
Dr. Wanda Howell was honored by CALS this spring with a Special Award of Commendation to recognize her many years of service to the College and University. Congratulations! March the Garden Kitchen hosted the Caribbean/African Cultural Festival
This free event welcomed visitors to taste Caribbean and African dishes such as Jamaican Chicken Curry, Congolese Chicken and Tomato Stew, Nigerian Roasted Yam with Eggplant, and Sudanese Sambusas. Read more Charette is Nutritional Sciences Outstanding Graduating Senior
Kaitlin is currently the Vice President of the Nutritional Sciences Club and will begin a dietetic internship at UAMC after graduation. Once credentialed as an RD, Kaitlin hopes to work in the area of clinical or community nutrition in the Tucson area. Program Coordinator Takes the SNAP Challenge
As a Program Coordinator with the UA Nutrition Network, I encourage families in Pima County who are eligible for SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program) to make nutritious eating choices. To better understand the families that I serve, I recently decided to take the “SNAP Challenge.” Read more Graduates its First Class of ISPP Interns
As every Dietetics student knows, the most difficult step in obtaining the registered dietitian (RD) credential is getting into an internship. Placement into supervised practice programs has become increasingly competitive, with the national average at about 50%. Read more

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