Who We Are

Diet is a powerful tool that can improve and even prevent chronic conditions that plague our nation, such as obesity, type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular disease, hypertension, and cancer. Improving health through nutrition involves exciting research that spans from the cell to the community. Nutrition is a multidisciplinary field, involving biochemistry, physiology, microbiology, genetics, epigenetics, epidemiology, sociology, public health, policy, exercise, food science, and medical nutrition therapy. The Nutrition and Foods program at Texas State provides state-of-the-science education and training opportunities focused on 1) the efficacy of specific nutrients and whole foods-based diets in the promotion of health and treatment of chronic diseases, and 2) promotion of healthy dietary patterns across the life course among diverse individuals and families, with the goal of fostering health equity.