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Nutritional Sciences

"Nutritionists: Persons specially trained in NUTRITION SCIENCES." -- Definition from the NCBI MeSH Database.

"Nutritional Sciences: The study of NUTRITION PROCESSES as well as the components of food, their actions, interaction, and balance in relation to health and disease. -- Definition from the NCBI MeSH Database. 

Overview

Occupational Outlook Handbook

Dieticians and Nutritionists

Nutritionist Organizations

Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics
American Nutrition Association
National Association of Nutrition Professionals

Glossaries

NIDDK Glossary of Terms Related to Healthy Eating, Obesity, Physical Activity, & Weight Control
Tufts Health & Nutrition Letter: Nutrition 101 Glossary


The National Cancer Institute provides the following precise, yet thorough, description of nutrition: The taking in and use of food and other nourishing material by the body. Nutrition is a 3-part process. First, food or drink is consumed. Second, the body breaks down the food or drink into nutrients. Third, the nutrients travel through the bloodstream to different parts of the body where they are used as "fuel" and for many other purposes. To give the body proper nutrition, a person has to eat and drink enough of the foods that contain key nutrients. (From The Dictionary of Cancer Terms, National Cancer Institute, U.S. National Institutes of Health)

The study of Nutrition Science is multidisciplinary and easily partnered with other research areas. Specialty areas such as biomedicine, agriculture, anthropology, social services, public policy, agriculture, humanitarian assistance, food and environment, health promotion, community and public health and disease prevention are often researched within a nutrition framework.

Nutrition science concentrates on the study of metabolic (metabolism and metabolic pathways) and physiological responses of the body to diet, along with the biochemical processes through which food substances change during metabolism.


Nutritional Sciences and Data

PubMed Searches

Nutritional Sciences and Big Data
Nutritional Sciences[mh] AND "big data"
Nutritional Sciences and Data Management
Nutritional Sciences[mh] AND "data management"


LibGuides

Tufts University
George Washington University


Publications

Personalized nutrition through big data
McDonald D, Glusman G, Price ND.
Nat Biotechnol. 2016 Feb;34(2):152-4. doi: 10.1038/nbt.3476.


Nutritional Sciences Metadata

Dublin Core: "A basic, domain-agnostic standard which can be easily understood and implemented, and as such is one of the best known and most widely used metadata standards" (DCC - Digital Curation Center).

DDI - Data Documentation Inititative: "A widely used, international standard for describing data from the social, behavioral, and economic sciences" (DCC - Digital Curation Center).


Nutritional Sciences Data Repositories

The DHS Program
International Food Policy Research Institute Dataverse
Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research (ICPSR): An international consortium of over 750 academic institutions and research organizations, ICPSR maintains a data archive of more than 250,000 files of research in the socila and behavioral sciences. Specialized collections include data in health care, education, and behavior.


Nutritional Sciences Data Standards/Policies

Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA)
Office for Human Research Protections
Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC)