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NELL study participants

Many people struggle to make healthy food choices and it's commonly known that nutrition information can be difficult to understand. The University of Kansas Nutrition Education and Literacy Laboratory (NELL) conducts research focusing on the challenges of nutrition literacy, or the capacity to understand and act upon nutrition information.

The lab partners with educators and researchers in other disciplines at the University of Kansas to deliver interprofessional education and research in this emerging teaching methodology as part of KU's dietetic internship curriculum.

Study Participation

Nutrition literacy work is ongoing. If you are interested in participating in one of our studies, we would love to connect with you! Please contact us at

Lab Director

Heather Gibbs, Ph.D., RD

Assistant Professor

Gibbs' research interest focuses upon nutrition education, with particular interest in nutrition literacy, or the capacity with which individuals can use nutrition information to make healthy dietary choices.

School of Health Professions

Dietetics and Nutrition
KU Medical Center
3901 Rainbow Boulevard
Mailstop 4013
Kansas City, KS 66160
913-588-5355 • 711 TTY