The mission of the Nutrition Education, Engineering, and Designs (NEEDs) lab is to engineer and design research and evaluation services that foster promotion and delivery of evidence-based health and nutrition education.

The NEEDs Lab is a space that allows students and faculty to approach nutrition education as a design and engineering problem, identifying/mobilizing expert researchers and practitioners in evaluation, statistical analyses, education, nutritional sciences, and health promotion.  This laboratory houses students and provides project meeting space and storage, server and online access, nutrition resource library, and global video-conferencing.


Barbara Lohse
Department Head, Wegmans School for Health and Nutrition