Nutrigenomics: What a dietitian needs to know

There is increasing awareness among researchers, educators, healthcare professionals and consumers that the one-size-fits-all, population-based approach to nutritional guidance is inefficient and sometimes ineffective. This awareness has created a growing market for personal genetic testing services. Research in the field of nutritional genomics (also called nutrigenomics) has provided important new insights into the role of human genetic variation in modifying the response to nutrients and food bioactives. Nutrigenetics, the focus of this course, uses genomic tools and genetic information to address issues important to nutrition and human health.


Last Updated: January 9, 2018