Chair: Dr. Sandra Bastin
The Department of Dietetics and Human Nutrition (DHN) is situated in the School of Human Environmental Sciences and the College of Agriculture at the University of Kentucky. The mission of DHN in contributing excellence in learning, discovery, and engagement is to:
- promote healthy lifestyles through wise, nutritionally-sound, food choices and regular physical activity;
- enhance the well-being of people through meaningful nutrition education, research, and service experiences; and
- expand economic opportunity by generating and sharing knowledge of human nutrition, dietetics, and food systems.
The Department of Dietetics and Human Nutrition was known as the Department of Nutrition and Food Science before July 1, 2012.