Nutrition Sciences

Nutrition is the science that interprets the interaction of nutrients and other substances in food in relation to maintenance, growth, reproduction, health and disease of an organism. It includes food intake, absorption, assimilation, biosynthesis, catabolism, and excretion.

The diet of an organism is what it eats, which is largely determined by the availability and palatability of foods. For humans, a healthy diet includes preparation of food and storage methods that preserve nutrients from oxidation, heat or leaching, and that reduce risk of foodborne illnesses.

In humans, an unhealthy diet can cause deficiency-related diseases such as blindness, anemia, scurvy, preterm birth, stillbirth and cretinism, or nutrient excess health-threatening conditions such as obesity and metabolic syndrome; and such common chronic systemic diseases as cardiovascular disease, diabetes, and osteoporosis. Undernutrition can lead to wasting in acute cases, and the stunting of marasmus in chronic cases of malnutrition.

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Scholarships for Nutrition Sciences Majors

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Bill Emerson National Hunger Fellowship

Congressional Hunger Center

$36,000 January 13, 2020 See Details

Bill Emerson National Hunger Fellowship

Congressional Hunger Center

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$36,000

deadline

January 13, 2020
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Bess Heflin Fellowship

University of Texas at Austin, Office of Graduate Studies

$19,000 Varies See Details

Bess Heflin Fellowship

University of Texas at Austin, Office of Graduate Studies

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$19,000

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President's Scholarship - Texas Wesleyan University

Texas Wesleyan University

Up to $12,000 Varies See Details

President's Scholarship - Texas Wesleyan University

Texas Wesleyan University

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Up to $12,000

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Forester Science Scholarship

Lake Forest College

Up to $8,000 Varies See Details

Forester Science Scholarship

Lake Forest College

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Up to $8,000

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Henson Scholarship - Salisbury University

Salisbury University

Up to $3,000 Varies See Details

Henson Scholarship - Salisbury University

Salisbury University

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Up to $3,000

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Academic Investments in Math and Science Scholarship - BGSU

Bowling Green State University - Office of Admissions

$1,500 March 01, 2020 See Details

Academic Investments in Math and Science Scholarship - BGSU

Bowling Green State University - Office of Admissions

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$1,500

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March 01, 2020
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Elizabeth Fuhriman Gardner Prize

University of Utah - College of Health

$1,000 Varies See Details

Elizabeth Fuhriman Gardner Prize

University of Utah - College of Health

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$1,000

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Eileen Finn Kuritz Dietetics and Nutrition Award

Mansfield University

$1,000 Varies See Details

Eileen Finn Kuritz Dietetics and Nutrition Award

Mansfield University

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$1,000

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Doctors Hospital of Manteca Auxiliary Scholarship

San Joaquin Delta College

$1,000 Varies See Details

Doctors Hospital of Manteca Auxiliary Scholarship

San Joaquin Delta College

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$1,000

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Len Cargan Endowed Fund for Returning Students Award

Wayne State University

$1,000 March 01, 2020 See Details

Len Cargan Endowed Fund for Returning Students Award

Wayne State University

award

$1,000

deadline

March 01, 2020
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