The Department of Nutritional Sciences leads in cutting-edge Research, outstanding Undergraduate and Graduate Programs, Cooperative Extension programs and Continuing Professional Education that advance the discovery and translation of the roles of nutrition and physical activity in optimizing health for people in Arizona, and beyond.

NSc News

Dr. Scott Going, Department Head for Nutritional Sciences (NSC), was selected for the Administrator of the Year Award at the 2016 College of Agriculture and Life Sciences (CALS) Spring Faculty/Staff Meeting held in March. This award is presented to Administrators in recognition of their outstanding achievements and contributions to their units, College and the University through their leadership, efficiency, outstanding service and special efforts in the area of diversity. Read more

The Nutritional Sciences Department at the University of Arizona offers research intensive graduate programs leading to a Master of Science degree and a Doctor of Philosophy degree in Nutritional Sciences under the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences.Graduate applications are now being accepted! For more information, click here

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!

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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