Community Nutrition


The community nutrition emphasis of the human nutrition program at Michigan State University focuses on research and education in community settings. Emphasized are prevention of chronic diseases such as obesity, cancer and cardiovascular diseases, and nutritional imbalances due to inappropriate food consumption patterns or underlying socio-psychological factors. Research efforts are made to identify and assess nutritional risk factors and their predictors, to improve the efficacy of health promotion programs in various settings for diverse target populations, and to develop and evaluate appropriate interventions to improve the health of people at the local, state, national and international levels.


Participating Faculty:

Alaimo, Katherine  Carlson, Joseph  Hamm, Michael  Song, Won  Tucker, Robin  Weatherspoon, Lorraine