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Nutrition Institute

The University of Texas Nutrition Institute (UTNI) is a joint effort of UT faculty and staff, generous alumnae, dedicated students, talented chefs, and Austin-area healthcare experts. UTNI is dedicated to providing sound nutrition information based on solid research.  Our events combine the science of nutrition with the art of cooking.
Our Mission
The mission of the UTNI is to promote health & wellness by bridging nutritional science research, health, and the culinary arts.


Advisory Board
Susan Jastrow, RD, LD, Co-Director
St. David's Foundation
Amy Rodman
Sustainable Food Center
Stephen Pont, MD
Office of Science and Population Health
Texas Department of State Health Services
Joy Casnovsky
Sustainable Food Center
Margaret Connor
Start Craving the Good Stuff
Molly Bray, PhD
The University of Texas at Austin
Ladia Hernandez, PhD, RD
The University of Texas at Austin
Lauren Brauer, RD
Dell Children's Hospital
Our Partners
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