RIT has announced plans for a new school of health and nutrition, charged with educating students on the role of nutrition, exercise and behavior modification in promoting healthy lifestyles.
The Wegmans School of Health and Nutrition, part of RIT’s College of Health Sciences and Technology, will be launched with a $6 million gift from The Wegman Family Charitable Foundation.
RIT President Bill Destler says that the Wegmans School of Health and Nutrition “will have tremendous potential for changing the current health climate throughout the entire country.”
“RIT has a track record of thought leadership in our community, along with a proven ability to apply scientific concepts in a practical way,” said Wegmans CEO Danny Wegman, The Foundation’s president and chairman of the board. “We are confident the new school will similarly help further the field of health and nutrition through practical solutions to health challenges.”
The Wegmans School of Health and Nutrition will add new degree programs and will research and address critical health issues, such as high blood pressure, cigarette smoking, high cholesterol, and the host of problems associated with obesity.