Welcome

Francene Steinberg

Francene M. Steinberg, Department Chair

New scientific discoveries reinforce that nutrition is central to maintaining health and reducing disease risk. This is an exciting time to be a part of the science and application of nutritional knowledge.

Welcome to the Department of Nutrition, one of the premier programs in nutritional biology.We invite you to explore our research and outreach programs, teaching offerings and affiliated programs. [more]

Nutrition Info

Fruits and Vegetables

Nutrition Department researchers extend science-based information about nutrition and health through a variety of departmental publications and resources.

Spotlight

Drs. Haj and Bettaieb

Drs. Haj and Bettaieb are among a group of UC Davis researchers who recently identified a key mechanism in neuropathic pain.  Neuropathic pain is a common consequence of both Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes, affecting up to 70 percent of patients. The discovery could eventually benefit millions of patients with chronic pain from trauma, diabetes, shingles, multiple sclerosis or other conditions that cause nerve damage. [more]