Department of Nutrition Statement on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

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 background, support the success of all members of our community, and affirm that we are strongest when we embrace diversity in all its forms, including race, spirituality, sexuality, gender identity, culture, ability, age, and socioeconomic status. The department and its members must first 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 now 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.


More information coming soon! For additional updates on the DEI Committee’s work and a list of previous activities sponsored by the DEI Committee, vist the DEI Committee Archive.

Meeet the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee

The DEI Committee is comprised of five subcommittees: the Climate and Advocacy Committee, the Communications Committee, the Curriculum Committee, the Diversity Committee, and the Training Committee

See committee members.


The Gillings School Student Feedback and Equity Concerns form can be used to provide feedback on equity and other concerns.

For a comprehensive list of resources, please click here for guides compiled by the UNC Office of Inclusion and Diversity.

See resources from the Department of Nutrition.

Committee Meeting Minutes

See meeting minutes.