The School of Human Nutrition (formerly Dietetics and Human Nutrition), as presently configured, was established in 1984 as an administrative unit within the Faculty of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences. Physical facilities in which the School is housed include space in the Macdonald-Stewart Building and the CINE Building at Macdonald Campus.
The School offers two majors leading to the Bachelor of Science (Nutritional Sciences) degree; the Dietetics Major and the Nutrition Major. Master of Science and Doctor of Philosophy degrees are provided at the graduate level. In addition, the School offers courses on the McGill downtown campus and contributes to instruction within the Medicine curriculum.
The research interests of the School's faculty members are diverse. They include nutritional biochemistry, clinical nutrition, nutrition and behaviour, nutrition and epidemiology, nutrition in developing countries, community nutrition, and nutritional toxicology.