"The science of human nutrition and its public health applications have dramatically evolved over the past 25 years. Through major advances in molecular and cell biology, including the evolving field of nutritional “omics”, epidemiologic and nutritional assessment methods, intervention capabilities and policy research, the roles of diet and nutrition in affecting global health have never been more apparent! The pace of advance speaks well to the potential for nutrition interventions to prevent disease and improve the quality of life worldwide. At the same time, our more complex and interlinked global, regional and national food markets offer unprecedented challenges to understand causal networks, and learn where, among whom, when and how to intervene to protect the nutritionally vulnerable. The importance of applied nutrition has never been greater, nor its research scope broader."
The Center for Human Nutrition, Johns Hopkins University