The Research Nutrition Core assists study teams with nutritional aspects of research design, implementation, data collection, and analysis. The Scientific Director and the Research Dietitian are available to assist investigators with nutritional aspects of their protocol design. The Dietitian and Dietetic Technician develop and analyze research diets, provide study diet instruction to participants, and provide nutrition counseling. The Metabolic Kitchen staff are specially trained in research diet preparation techniques and possess unique skills not found among traditional foodservice staff. Quality control procedures are utilized to ensure adherence to protocol requirements and for department improvement.
A variety of nutrition services are available for investigators including: