Celebrating 75 years of research, education, and impact

In honor of the Department of Nutrition’s 75th anniversary, faculty, alumni, students, and guests gathered for a celebratory symposium highlighting both past achievements and new research initiatives. Explore coverage and highlights from the day’s events below. 


Crowd gathers at Department of Nutrition 75th anniversary event

Nutrition Department celebrates past, looks to future

Since its inception in 1942, the Department of Nutrition has had an indelible impact on the way we eat.Event coverage from Harvard Chan News →
Preview of Nutrition Department Timeline

A look back in time

When the department opened its doors July 1, 1942, there were only three doors to open. In celebration of 75 years of research and education, a reflection of the department’s history—and the many additional ‘doors’ that have been opened along the way.Explore the timeline →

‘Best diet in America,’ but who knew?

Dr. Lawrence Appel discusses untapped potential in DASH studies at 2017 Stare-Hegsted Lecture.Read the article from the Harvard Gazette →

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