Appropriate nutrition is recognized as one of the key pillars underlying human health and well-being. Given the global public health issues of obesity, diabetes and other chronic diseases, food safety, and malnutrition, well-trained public health nutrition professionals are needed both in the U.S. and abroad.

Solve complex health and nutrition issues through policy and programs.

Public health nutrition is a discipline focused on promoting health and lowering disease risk by improving nutritional status in populations. Examples of public health nutrition approaches include developing and implementing policy changes to help ensure availability of nutrient dense foods among under-served populations, raising nutritional awareness in specific groups via social marketing, and developing nutritional interventions via community based participatory research.

The 42 credit hour Master of Public Health with a concentration in Public Health Nutrition at Colorado State University prepares graduates to assume a career in a variety of public and private settings including but not limited to community health centers, community agencies, health departments, and NGOs.