Courtney Held Schnefke accepts the Laurel E Zaks Global Public Health Nutrition MPH Scholarship at the Annual Foard Lecture and Nutrition Awards Event. (click on picture for story)
Message from the Chair
"The UNC nutrition department is a global leader in moving from discovery to delivery across our divisions: Biochemistry, Epidemiology and Intervention and Policy." Read more.
Elizabeth Mayer-Davis, PhD
Professor and Chair

The Department of Nutrition is currently recognized as a global leader in research and training, and is unique in that it is the only one in the U.S. that is situated in both a school of public health and a school of medicine.

We have created an innovative program that capitalizes on both these schools’ historical approaches to health, and thus our department has an unusual breadth of scientific and policy approaches, literally spanning from cell to society, moving from discovery to delivery. The work of department faculty and students is carried out throughout North Carolina and spans the globe to communities and populations in China, India, Malawi, Spain and The Philippines, to name a few. You can read more about our research strengths here

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Student Spotlight

Nutrition MPH student, Will Chapman was awarded the $50K grand prize at the Institute for Emerging issues Forum for his business,  Seal the Seasons which revolutionizing how farmers, institutions, retailers, and hunger relief work interacts. He plans to use the money to apply to a USDA  rural development grant that requires cost sharing. Will currently has other investment partners and much success after his business was chosen by the UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School for its merit and service to North Carolinians. Seal the Seasons assesses the market opportunity between farmers and consumers, bringing wholesome and nutritious food to schools and childcare facilities first. Read more here!


We are working on finalizing our Fall 2015 Seminar schedule. It is looking spectacular so far! See our EXCITING Spring Seminar Schedule Below:

The Nutrition Department Seminar Series 2015-2016 schedule has been released. All seminars will be held in on 2nd Fridays at 2 pm.

August 28th, 2015
October 9th, 2015
November 13th, 2015

January 8th, 2016
February 12th, 2016
March 11th, 2016
April 8th, 2016


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