The “Diet and Nutrition Intervention Lab (DAN)” is a new feature in the Department of Kinesiology, which has a history of high quality research and student training. The Department’s mission focuses on the improvement of people’s well-being, albeit applied nutrition was not offered prior to the recent hire of a terminally trained research nutritionist. Designed to meet the needs for student training and intervention research, especially child nutrition to prevent obesity, DAN will offer an excellent resource to teach students applied nutrition. The metabolic kitchen will have the equipment needed to manipulate recipes and measure energy and nutrient in foods, a diet assessment area will be used to estimate eating patterns, energy, foodgroup, and nutrient consumption, and a seating area will be used to test diet interventions in a highly controlled environment. The lab will be lead by a faculty member with considerable expertise in nutrition research and in higher education instruction.