The Department of Nutrition calls on each of its students, faculty and staff to commit to nurturing an environment of inclusion, equity and belonging. We actively value diversity of perspectives and backgrounds, support the success of all members of our community, and affirm that we are strongest when we embrace diversity in all its forms. The department and its members acknowledge that we have contributed to the crises of racism, inequities and health disparities through our policies, hiring practices, clinical practices, education, and research. We commit to listening and learning to address these crises through thoughtful and intentional action within our department. It is only through commitment to anti-racism and inclusivity that we can achieve our mission—to improve and protect the public’s health through teaching, research, and practices that foster optimal nutrition for all in our local communities and around the globe.
For more information, please visit the Gillings School of Global Public Health’s Inclusive Excellence website.