We lead the field of Precision Nutrition research by applying advanced scientific methods for understanding individual requirements for and responses to nutrients.

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Empowering health through nutrition

This article originally appeared in Carolina Public Health Magazine. Just shy of two hours away from Chapel Hill, the former textile town of Kannapolis is home to a state-of-the-art research center where Gillings School faculty, along with colleagues from across UNC,...

Transform Your Meals with the Diabetes Plate Method

Watch the video below. Managing diabetes can often be a complex and demanding process, involving intricate carb counting and strict diet monitoring. What if there was an easier way to manage diabetes that didn’t involve these demanding steps? The Diabetes Plate...

You can be a part of science at the NRI



Our vision is to use scientific discovery to ensure optimal health through individualized nutrition. To do this, we need your help! Many of our research studies rely on volunteers to help us learn how nutrition science works in differing people. Read through the opportunities to learn more here

Training for Scientists

The NRI is a center for precision nutrition training through programs for graduate and medical students, post-doctoral trainees, faculty, practicing physicians and other medical providers, registered dietitians, and industry professionals.

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By donating to the Nutrition Research Institute, your money targets the root of most American disease. Our scientists focus on how our genes respond to food so that soon medical practitioners will be able to guide people in their health from childhood through old age. Our critical research depends on the generosity of people like you.