Professors in the Department of Dietetics and Human Nutrition also serve as food and nutrition specialists for the Family and Consumer Sciences unit of the University of Kentucky Cooperative Extension.
These specialists provide a gateway to current research-based nutrition and food safety information for consumers. These specialists provide program development, training, and evaluation to individuals, families and communities, including limited resource audiences. These faculty members also teach undergraduate and graduate courses and conduct applied research to assess program efficacy and to further program development. In addition, Specialists in Food and Nutrition provide technical expertise, grant writing support, social science research, and leadership for Kentucky Cooperative Extension Agents and their clients.
Family & Consumer Sciences
Plate it up KY Proud
In partnership with DHN and the Department of Agriculture, this Extension program provides culturally appropriate recipes featuring products from local KY growers and producers.