Building a comprehensive approach for precision nutrition research
The field of Precision Nutrition aims to understand how unique combinations of personal characteristics such as disease state, genetic background and microbiome composition affect nutritional needs for optimal health. As our knowledge in this area evolves so, too, will our ability to make dietary recommendations tailored to individuals.
There is a simultaneous need for improved food that enables individuals to follow these new dietary recommendations. Research on flavor, factors influencing choice and consumption, health promoting properties and optimized production methods will all be important as we work to make eating healthy easier.
Our faculty and affiliates work within and across four key research areas
Clinical and Pre-clinical Studies
We evaluate the health effects of foods and dietary interventions through human trials and model systems.
We utilize modern analytical approaches to understand complex relationships.
We advance healthy foods with superior product acceptability.
We use informatics and computational modeling to understand the complexity of the relationship between foods, diet and overall health.
What Makes Fruits and Vegetables Healthy?
Listen to a Discovery Talk by FFH Faculty Dr. Jessica Cooperstone