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.

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
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