New Career Opportunities in Human Nutrition

Human Nutrition is ripe for disruption driven by health and environmental concerns. We examine emerging opportunities based in athletics, biochemistry, public policy, arts, and communications. We ask what fundamental skills will prepare a new generation of nutrition-focused professionals to lead the way to a healthier future for all.

Traditional nutrition education has been slow to critically evaluate plant-based diets. Yet, the importance of diet source goes beyond health and is magnified by the impact of food source on both climate change and food sustainability for the projected human population.  Today, many students are seeking career opportunities that will impact these three key issues, health, climate and sustainability.  We see opportunities for students with interest in diverse fields ranging from athletics to molecular biology and from public policy and communications to the arts to contribute to this urgent need.  We suggest an educational plan where a student attracted to any of the fields listed above may combine these interests with a solid foundation in a new field that might be labeled “Nutrition for Humanity in the Anthropocene”.  In addition to a solid foundation in human nutrition this new field would emphasize skills to take advantage of the large troves of data emerging in food, health, and climate.  In addition, it would make use of tools of systems engineers to integrate data and models.  We see an exciting future in traveling this path. Join us for a lecture and discussion.

Capacity is limited, be sure to reserve your free tickets below

Oct 7, 2022
06:00 PM
- 07:00 PM
MIT Museum: The Sharp Room
MIT Museum, Gambrill Center, 314 Main St, Cambridge, MA 02142
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