Nutritional Sciences BS

  • May 24, 2022

    portrait of researcher Brenda Abu.

    RIT researcher studies pica practices and iron nutrition among pregnant women

    Brenda Abu, assistant professor in RIT’s Wegmans School of Health and Nutrition, seeks to understand the effect pica, iron deficiency anemia, and food insecurity have on maternal health during pregnancy. Pica refers to excessive craving and/or eating of non-food items, such as, clay, soil, paper, ice, and paint chips.

  • June 25, 2021

    side-by-side portraits of researchers Barbara Lohse and Ellyn Satter.

    Podcast: Tools to Fight Nutrition Risk in Children 

    Intersections: The RIT Podcast, Ep. 50: Contentious battles are often fought over the dinner table around what and how much a child should eat. RIT researcher Barbara Lohse, head of the Wegmans School of Health and Nutrition, and colleague Ellyn Satter have rigorously tested and validated a common-sense approach to identify and prevent nutrition risk in children.

  • February 19, 2021

    environmental portrait of Yong Tai Wong.

    Meet College of Health Sciences and Technology Dean Yong ‘Tai’ Wang

    RIT’s College of Health Sciences and Technology began the year under new leadership with Dean Yong “Tai” Wang. Wang joined RIT in January from the University of Texas at Tyler. His research focuses on rehabilitative biomechanics related to wheelchair locomotion and Tai Chi exercise.

  • February 5, 2021

    environmental portrait of Barbara Lohse.

    Popular tool for measuring child feeding practices scientifically validated by RIT researcher

    The best-practice approach, known as the Satter Division of Responsibility in Feeding, has now been rigorously tested and peer reviewed. The questionnaire will become a standard parent survey for professionals and researchers working in the early childhood development field, predicts lead researcher Barbara Lohse, director of RIT’s Wegmans School of Health and Nutrition.

  • November 8, 2019

    logo for ELM Enhanced Lifestyles for metabolic syndrome

    RIT conducts clinical trial on metabolic syndrome

    RIT is seeking individuals diagnosed with metabolic syndrome to participate in a national clinical trial. The study will evaluate a wellness program designed to reverse conditions leading to heart disease, Type 2 diabetes and stroke.

  • October 21, 2019

    Three women discuss app on tablet.

    Parenting app for mothers being developed at RIT

    Research is underway at RIT to create an app that will serve as a resource to help young mothers answer questions about raising a child, connect them with programs and resources, as well as foster a virtual parenting community.

  • April 1, 2019

    Woman stands in front of artwork.

    Battling ‘hidden hunger’ in mothers and children

    As a graduate student in Ghana, Brenda Abu witnessed the toll of anemia, a condition that afflicts as many as 70 percent of the children and 45 percent of the women in that West African nation. Her experiences convinced Abu to pursue a career researching nutrition, specifically looking for ways to reduce anemia in mothers and their children.

  • October 5, 2017

    An artistic spread of different, brightly colored vegetables.

    RIT offers new program in nutritional sciences

    RIT is offering a new BS degree in nutritional sciences for students who want to apply nutrition concepts and principles to careers outside the clinical domain of registered dietetics nutrition.