Our mission is to help empower individuals to make healthy food choices so that they can enjoy the highest quality of life. The Center for Applied Nutrition specializes in dietary interventions for diabetes, cardiovascular disease, metabolic syndrome, cancer, obesity, and gastrointestinal diseases. Through studies, individual counseling, or classes, we teach individuals successful ways to make healthy dietary changes into long-term lifestyle changes to prevent and treat chronic diseases and conditions.
Another significant component of the Center consists of nutritional analysis. We have the capability to record diets and telephone surveys using NDS-R-2011 which consists of data entry and analysis software along with a comprehensive food nutrient database. It is the leading U.S. resource for nutrient databases and analysis systems for research. The database contains over 18,000 foods and 8,000 brand name products and values for 155 nutrients, nutrient ratios and other food components. Trained dietitian callers (a certification process that takes approximately 30 hours of training time for each dietitian) elicit information on dietary intake utilizing the multiple-pass technique, allowing for several distinct opportunities to obtain information about the participant’s food intake during the previous 24 hours.