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The science of human nutrition encompasses all interactions between dietary nutrients and the human body. By studying how individual food components are digested, absorbed, metabolised and utilised, we can understand their effects on genes, cells, organs and the whole person. Deliberate manipulation of these food interactions can lead to improved health.
We focus on the science of human nutrition and interactions among and between foods and ecosystems; nutrients, bioactive non-nutrients and contaminants; and metabolic processes and the human body.
We undertake consultancy work for food regulatory bodies, science academies and organisations seeking our research-based expertise.
We work with a range of partners and have ongoing collaborations with the New Zealand Defence Force, Plant & Food Research Ltd, Zespri, New Zealand Beef and Lamb, Auckland and Waitemata District Health Boards, University of Sydney, University of East Anglia, Secretariat of the Pacific Communities, University of the South Pacific, Yale University, Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
Many of the Human Nutrition staff are involved with the Vitamin D Research Centre.
A one-day symposia that continues to address nutrition's key messages in the first 1000 days.
Health professionals are encouraged to register for the October 27, 2016 event at Massey's Auckland campus.
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Last updated on Thursday 23 February 2017