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Jamie Baum, Assistant Professor
Department of Food Science
2650 N.Young Avenue
Fayetteville, AR 72704
Phone: 479-575-4474
Email: baum@uark.edu

DFEND! Diet, Food, Exercise, and Nutrition

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The mission of the Center for Human Nutrition is to facilitate and enable interdisciplinary human nutrition research that improves health, productivity, and quality of life.



  • Develop resources to stimulate and support interdisciplinary nutrition research programs.
  • Enhance recognition of the Center of Human Nutrition’s research programs.
  • Translate nutrition research outcomes to stakeholders and communities.


About Us

The Center for Human Nutrition was established in 1993 as part of the Institute of Food Science & Engineering which is part of the Department of Food Science with the University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture. The Center for Human Nutrition is a cross-campus initiative that brings together interdisciplinary faculty conducting nutrition research in the Division of Agriculture, University of Arkansas Fayetteville, and University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences Northwest.