Advancing discovery in the roles of nutrition, physical activity and bioactive compounds in optimizing health and treating chronic disease, and providing interdisciplinary training and education to improve the quality of life for the people of Arizona, the nation and the world.
The Department is located on the Main Campus in the Shantz Building and Annex. For inquiries or mailings please use address below:
University of Arizona
Department of Nutritional Sciences
1177 E. 4th Street,
Shantz Building #309
Tucson, AZ 85721
The mission of the Department of Nutritional Sciences (NSc) is to lead in providing cutting-edge research, outstanding Undergraduate and Graduate Programs, and Cooperative Extension activities that advance the discovery and translation of the roles of nutrition in optimizing health for people in Arizona, the nation, and the world. NSc takes a collaborative and interdisciplinary approach in discovering, integrating, extending and applying knowledge of nutritional science to promote optimal nutritional status, health, and well being, and to prevent and to treat chronic diseases including cancers, diabetes, obesity, heart disease and musculoskeletal disorders.