The right food for all

The Gillings School's Department of Nutrition is a global leader in research and training. We are the only nutrition department in the United States situated in both a school of public health and a school of medicine. We engage in innovative work that capitalizes on both these schools’ approaches to health, and thus our department has an unusual breadth of scientific and policy approaches. Our faculty expertise spans from cell to society and moves from discovery to delivery. Our faculty and students work throughout North Carolina and reach populations in China, India, Malawi, Spain and the Philippines, to name a few.

Message from the chair

Dr. Elizabeth Mayer-Davis
Chair and Cary C. Boshamer Distinguished Professor of Nutrition and Medicine
"We live in a time in which nutrition is a pivotal factor in changing the trajectory of public health around the globe." Read more.

Mission:
To improve and protect the public’s health through teaching, research and practices that foster optimal nutrition.

Vision:
To achieve optimal nutrition for all people around the globe.

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