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. Janet Mullins


The Department of Dietetics and Human Nutrition (DHN) offers outstanding higher education opportunities for students passionate about food, health, and wellness. Our undergraduate program in Human Nutrition provides a strong foundation to prepare students for dental, medical, optometry, pharmacy, physical therapy, or physician assistant studies. We also have a long history of preparing successful Registered Dietitians for a rewarding career through our accredited didactic, coordinated, and internship programs. For undergraduates interested in further specializations, we offer a Certificate in Food Systems and Hunger Studies and a Certificate in Nutrition for Human Performance. Our graduate program in Nutrition and Food Systems is focused on practical and critical thinking to solve nutrition-related problems in an evolving global society. DHN is home to the Campus Kitchen at University of Kentucky, we partner with The Food Connection and Sustainable Agriculture, and have a well-equipped Nutrition Assessment Lab. Our research generates new discoveries that build the evidence base for improving health through nutrition and food security and promoting a sustainable environment. Faculty in DHN are engaged in a wide variety of research, from food environment and culture to exercise and physiology. We value community engagement and offer award-winning Cooperative Extension Service programs through Family and Consumer Sciences Extension to help Kentuckians live their best lives. Please contact us with any questions you have about our programs. We take pride in our work to fulfill the land-grant mission of teaching, research, and service. We hope you’ll join us.

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