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Department of Nutritional Sciences

We explore the relationship between diet and health.

Based at King’s Waterloo Campus, the Department combines 75 basic and applied scientists, dietitians, doctors and public health practitioners. Our mission is to find new ways to prevent and treat disease by better understanding the mechanisms of human metabolism.

We began in 1945 as the first university department of nutrition in Europe and have been at the forefront of evidence-based nutritional science and dietetic research ever since. We have pioneered the low FODMAP diet as a treatment for IBS, are leading a government review of hospital food for patients with diabetes and developing new cereal processing techniques to unlock the natural iron and zinc in staple foods.

Our clinicians work with our NHS partners and on numerous global health projects internationally. We use this expertise to teach the next generation of nutritional scientists and dietitians and deliver a programme of specialist training for healthcare professionals.

Our research groups

Metal Metabolism

Metal Metabolism

Discovering how the regulation of iron and zinc homeostasis effects health and disease


Contact us

We are based at King's Waterloo Campus with access to a Metabolic Research Unit, Clinical Research Facility and the London Metallomics Facility.

Franklin-Wilkins Building, , Stamford Street London, SE1 9NH