Research and Outreach
Our research programs are grant funded both nationally and locally and include research in:
- Human Exercise Physiology and Metabolism
- Bone Density and Exercise
- Vitamin D and Bone Growth
- Lipid and Carbohydrate Metabolism
- Molecular Mineral Nutrition
- Obesity Research
Our recently renovated research space houses the MU Nutritional Center for Health (MUNCH), which includes a research kitchen, a teaching kitchen and an observational behavior lab. This project received substantial help from the J.R. Albert Foundation.
In addition to MUNCH, a new human research facility allows studies of the interactions of exercise and diet on metabolish, human performance and development or prevention of disease.
These new facilities will be adjacent to the Child Development Lab allowing for some research to be focused on issues related to health of children including childhood obesity.