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Student teaching kids about nutrition at a local elementary school.

Solidly rooted in the scientific foundations of chemistry, biology, physiology, psychology, neuroscience, behavior, and development, Nutritional Sciences at Penn State examines how food fuels living beings and how nutrition choices affect every facet of health over time.

Our body of work, led by world-class researchers in the field, covers the effects of nutrition at all levels — from the molecule to the organism to the population at large. And our initiatives nurture a new generation of leaders in both bench and behavioral sciences who will continue to push the limits of our understanding of the field as it relates to human health.