MU Nutritional Center for Health (MUNCH)
The MU Nutritional Center for Health (MUNCH) sprang from years of work to turn the Nutrition and Exercise Physiology department into a more collaborative endeavor among the College of Human Environmental Sciences, the School of Medicine and the College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources. MUNCH houses a metabolic research kitchen, a teaching kitchen and an observational research lab to facilitate a broad range of research into nutrition, lifestyle and the impacts of various foods and diets on human health. In addition, Gwynn’s renovation includes three new classrooms, and a wet lab for chemical experiments. An area for human research is adjacent to MUNCH, including a body composition suite, blood draw and processing rooms and procedure rooms for human subjects — all critical components of the department’s new Physical Activity and Wellness Center (PAW).