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Welcome to the Department of Nutritional Sciences at the University of Wisconsin-Madison

Our mission is to generate and disseminate knowledge regarding diet and nutrition to improve the health and economic development of current and future generations and to foster an educated society. We do this through our combined efforts in undergraduate and graduate education, research, and extension.

Discover more information about the exciting projects going on in the Department of Nutritional Sciences by checking out our Fall 2014 Nutritional Sciences Digest! Nathalie Ly, an undergraduate, is currently in Uganda as a part of James Ntambi's Global Nutrition class. Read her blog and follow her experiences in Uganda!

NUTRITIONAL SCIENCES is one of 5 doctoral programs in the UW-Madison College of Agricultural and Life Sciences that rank in the top 15 percent in their respective fields, according to the National Research Council's "Data-Based Assessment of Research-Doctorate Programs in the United States." These national rankings are based on 20 characteristics including research productivity, interdisciplinary connections, degree completion rates and student demographics.


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