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Nutrition Assessment Lab

The Nutrition Assessment Lab (NAL) functions as a learning lab for dietetics majors and as a research facility for both dietetics and nutritional science faculty. To contact us, email Susan Fullmer at susan_fullmer@byu.edu

Dual Energy X-Ray Absorptiometry (DXA)

State of the art equipment to measure body composition (bone; muscle and organ; and fat) and bone density (hip, spine, wrist, or whole body).

Indirect Calorimetry

Measurement of resting metabolic rate (calories required for the body at rest).

Anthropometry

  • Bioelectrical impedance analyzer
  • Height, weight of adults, children, and infants
  • Skin fold calipers

Biochemical

Lipid profiles, hemoglobin, hematocrit, blood glucose, urine analyses