The Future of Food Science
The division of Developmental Nutrition works with the Arkansas Children’s Nutrition Center (ACNC) to conduct cutting-edge research in maternal-child nutrition and physical activity. The division chief is Mario Ferruzzi, Ph.D., who also serves as director of the ACNC. Dr. Ferruzzi is expanding the division’s efforts in the characterization of plant foods, emphasizing understanding the chemistries and functionalities of bioactive phytochemicals and micronutrients. His work includes ongoing research into how phytochemicals and micronutrients impact food formulation and processing.