Serving Up Solutions

As current and future professionals in dietetics and human nutrition, we are deeply dedicated to ensuring everyone has access to a healthful food supply. Recently, we joined University of Kentucky President Capilouto at the Serving Up Solutions benefit dinner to benefit the 1 in 6 Kentuckians experiencing food insecurity. The dinner raised funds to support the Kentucky Association of Food Banks and Kentucky Hunters for the Hungry, who are on the front lines providing meals to those in need. Thank you, President Capilouto, for your commitment to a hunger free Kentucky.

Congratulations to our recent Nutrition and Food Systems graduates!

Kentucky is a healthier place because of your research, but our halls are much too quiet without your smiling faces! Good luck and God speed!

Celebrating Halloween!

Celebrating Halloween in costume for a combined Medical Nutrition Therapy 2 and Counseling class! We love the creativity of our students!

FNCE 2017

DHN faculty and students were excited to be a part of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetic's centennial celebration at FNCE 2017. Learning, networking, reconnecting with alumni and friends, and enjoying the beautiful city of Chicago!

Undergraduate Research

Dietetics senior Asa Conkwright works with DHN's Chef Bob on a project using locally-grown ubatuba peppers.

Homecoming Queen

Congratulations to dietetics senior Jada Linton on being crowned as the 2017 University of Kentucky homecoming queen!

Plate It Up Kentucky Proud

In collaboration with Extension agents across the state, DHN students survey consumers in regards to sampling of PIUKP recipes at the farmers market.

Message from the Chair


Dr. Sandra Bastin, RD, LDWelcome to the Department of Dietetics and Human Nutrition (DHN) Website! We are excited to offer you information about our amazing profession and share our Faculty, student and alumni accolades. We have a wide variety of student community engagement opportunities beyond our unmatched academic program. Our Didactic Program in Dietetics, Coordinated Program in Dietetics and Dietetic Internship are accredited by the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND). Our diverse Faculty are award-winning teachers, researchers, and mentors, striving to empower undergraduate and graduate students to reach their full leadership potential. Whether your goal is to go to professional school, such as medical, physical therapy or pharmacy school, be an outreach diabetes educator, cancer dietitian, foodservice director, nutrition researcher, or fight world hunger, we can provide you the foundation to follow your dreams. We truly are FIRST in dietetic and human nutrition education! Our Department Faculty and staff are waiting to answer your questions or give you a tour. Do not hesitate to contact anyone in the department or you can contact me at sbastin@uky.edu or 859-257-3800. We look forward to meeting you!