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Nutritional Sciences

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2018 US Foods: Food and Nutrition Seminar

The US Foods Food and Nutrition Seminar provides an opportunity for dietitians and dietary managers in West Texas and New Mexico to obtain high quality continuing education credits. These credits are vital to area nutrition professionals who service the West Texas area as they are required to have continuing education to maintain their licensure and certifications.

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Nutrition & Metabolic Health Initiative (NMHI)

The Nutrition & Metabolic Health Initiative is part of the Texas Tech University, Department of Nutritional Sciences and offers clinical nutrition and weight management services to the local Lubbock community. Our programs include medical weight loss, advanced metabolic assessment and state of the science nutritional and motivational counselling and education. We also conduct research studies and provide student training and education in the areas of clinical nutrition, obesity, community nutrition and neuroscience related brain involvement in eating and metabolism. Find out more at NMHI Website.

Experienced Faculty

The Nutritional Sciences Department faculty helps students to engage in scientific discoveries and provides evidence based learning opportunities. We have experts in the areas of basic, clinical and community nutrition. They are specialists and conduct innovative research on varied topics like obesity, diabetes, inflammation, cancer, cardiovascular diseases, nano-medicine, sports nutrition, nutrigenomics and behavioral medicine. Our faculty are highly productive and have won several university, national and international recognition for their dedication in teaching and productivity in research.


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Nutritional Sciences