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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The University of Arizona College of Agriculture and Life Sciences is now offering online courses for its nutrition minor during each summer and winter session. Over the course of more than one summer, a student can complete the required 18 units, the equivalent of six classes, from a list of 10 approved courses in the UA Department of Nutritional Sciences. Read more

NSC graduate student Adam Lyon recently visited Boston, MA to participate in the Graduate Student Research Awards Competition at the Experimental Biology Conference. Along with two other winners, Adam placed first in a competition that involved graduate students from all over the United States and Canada. Congratulations Adam! Read more


NSC senior Danielle DePorter has been invited to deliver an oral presentation of her research at the 29th annual SLEEP joint meeting of the Sleep Re-search Society and American Academy of Sleep Medicine in Seattle, Washington in June 2015. It is unusual for undergraduates to present at this meeting and the invitation not only highlights the significance of Danielle’s research but also her promise as a young researcher. Congratulations Danielle! Read more

Jennifer Reeves, MEd, Associate Research Scientist in the Department of Nutritional Sciences, was selected by SHAPE America (The Society of Health and Physical Educators) to receive the Joy of Effort Award at the 2015 National Convention in Seattle, Washington. Read more


Department of Nutritional Sciences graduate student Meghan Strom has been awarded a National Cancer Institute R25E Summer Research Experience in The University of Texas MD Anderson’s Cancer Prevention Research Training Program. The selection process was highly competitive, and she will be training with a diverse group of outstanding and highly motivated peers. Meghan will be matched with a Cancer Prevention faculty member and her internship will start in June. Congratulations Meghan!

Dr. Kay Hongu was recently recognized with a Volunteer Appreciation Award at the States' 4-H International Program Fall Coordinators' Conference in San Diego. For 5 years, Kay has volunteered to assist with our annual Japanese/4-H Exchange Program, serving as an interpreter, planner and supporter.  We have greatly benefited from Kay's assistance and expertise each year, and it is a wonderful testament to her contributions that S4-H chose to recognize her with this award this year. Congratulations Kay!

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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.



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