Department of Behavioral Health & Nutrition

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The Department of Behavioral Health and Nutrition promotes health, well-being, and quality of life through innovative education, scholarship, and service.

Programs in this department focus on the physiological and psychosocial aspects of health, wellness, illness, and aging. With increasing understanding of the benefits of a healthy lifestyle, coupled with nationwide attention on health problems such as obesity,diabetes, cardiovascular disease,osteoporosis, and osteoarthritis, there is an abundance of opportunity and challenge for newly educated professionals in the fields of health behavior science, health promotion, and nutrition and dietetics.

  • We help to meet the health needs of an ever-changing society through innovative education across the lifespan.
  • We foster scholarly inquiry within and across disciplines, and we integrate and apply new knowledge that contributes to improving lifespan health.
  • We further improve lifespan health by reaching out and partnering with others on the UD campus, communities, professional organizations, the medical community, government agencies, business, and industry.

BHAN News & Events

BHAN Faculty Recognized at MVP Night!

Department of Behavioral Health and Nutrition professors Karen Edwards, John Groth, and Marc Lodyga, along with four other professors from other departments around the university, were nominated as a Most Valuable Professor (MVP) on behalf of the University of...

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Paying Low-Income Moms to Breastfeed, Is It Ethical?

Before we start paying moms to breastfeed, we should be making sure they can afford to take time off after childbirth. Thinkstock/bmcent1 The benefits of breastfeeding are often exaggerated, but everyone can agree that women should have the resources to breastfeed...

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Career Opportunities for Health Behavior Science Majors

Over one hundred UD students engaged with UD alumni and employers in this year’s Health Behavior Science Career Event.  The event consisted of a brief panel including an overview of each employer and time for students to speak with the employers personally. ...

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Del. dietitians: 5 easy, healthy dinner recipes

  Even though the heat was oppressive at the end (and still is), officially saying goodbye to summer still hurt. Labor Day has come and gone. Now September is officially in full-swing, which means one thing in particular: school is back in session. Back-to-school...

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