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

Foltyn Family Health Sciences Annual Lecture 2017

The 2017 Foltyn Family Seminar guest lecturer was Dr. Liz Applegate, PhD, a nationally renowned expert on nutrition and fitness, and a faculty member of the Nutrition Department and the Director of Sports Nutrition at the University of California, Davis. During the...

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National Nutrition Month

BHAN faculty members Andrea Grim and Anja Leefeldt met with Governor Carney as he signs proclamations declaring March as National Nutrition Month and declaring March 8th National Registered Dietitian Nutritionist Day. Also in attendance is dietetic intern, Sarah...

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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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