The Nutritional Sciences Program has established local and regional community partnerships to engage collaboratively in learning and research activities. Nutritional Sciences faculty are dedicated to developing and maintaining long-term partnerships that are meaningful, mutually beneficial and respectful, and that support shared interests and goals for improving the health of local communities. Building trust in research and academic-community partnerships is a priority of the Nutritional Sciences Program.
Nutritional Sciences faculty members collaborate with community members and organizations in the Greater Lowell, Greater Lawrence and Greater Boston areas to plan, implement, and evaluate research programs to address community health needs. Together, Nutritional Science faculty and community partners, identify health priority areas of the community, study important nutrition-related health questions and design, implement and evaluate innovative dietary behavior change interventions with the common goal of improving the health of community members.