Academic and resesarch programs in the Department of Behavioral Health and Nutrition focus on the nutritional, behavioral, physiological and pyschosocial aspects of health, wellness, illness and aging within a socio-ecological framework. With our undergraduate and graduate academic programs 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


The Behavioral Health and Nutrition programs give an abundance of opportunity and challenge for newly educated professionals in the fields of health behavior science, health promotion, and nutrition and dietetics. 


Our team members collaborate with you and each other to develop interdisciplinary plans to help you achieve and maintain wellness. We offer services such as: nutrition counselinghealth coaching, and exercise counseling.


Behavioral Health and Nutrition supports a number of research labs and centers. In addition, BHAN operates a Foods Lab, Nutrition Counseling Clinic, and a Health Coaching Clinic. BHAN has a strong record of outstanding research, teaching, community engagement, and student mentorship and development, and it is strategically focused on innovative and effective research and teaching to meet the dynamic needs of the 21st century.

Dr. Freda Patterson’s Op-Ed on Daylight Savings Time

How New York should lock the clock: Don’t switch to daylight savings time, ditch it and stick with standard time By SUSAN KOHL MALONE, FREDA PATTERSON and ANNE SKELDON NEW YORK DAILY NEWS | MAR 04, 2020 | 12:00 PM New York has joined the rally to “lock the clock,” or...

National Nutrition Month

It is National Nutrition Month! For the month of March, the BHAN Facebook will feature different nutritional tips from our Nutrition Faculty. Come check out their amazing advice on stepping up your nutrition:

Swipe Out Hunger Drive!

UD’s second Swipe Out Hunger drive will take place on February 25th, 26th, and 27th at the following locations and times: Caesar Rodney: 11:00am - 2:00pm & 6:00pm - 7:30pm Pencader: 11:00am - 2:00pm & 5:00pm - 6:30pm Russell: 11:00am - 2:00pm & 5:30pm -...

Invitation to UD Nutrition and Dietetics Alumni

If you are planning to attend the Food and Nutrition Conference and Expo (FNCE) of the Academy of Nutrition & Dietetics in Philadelphia this October, please join us at a reception sponsored by the UD Department of Behavioral Health and Nutrition. Nutrition faculty...

Casey Davis – Summer Scholars Project Presentation

Casey Davis, Senior-Nutrition & Dietetics, presented her Summer Scholars project today at the ICE Laboratory. Congratulations to Casey on her achievement!



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