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Clinical & Translational Research Centers (CTRC)

Nutrition Services

CarrotsProvides nutrition research expertise and assistance for clinical research protocols. We have two groups of professionals:

  • scientists and nutritionists with extensive experience in nutrition and metabolism research
  • food service staff trained to prepare and distribute meals from our commercial kitchen

Only CTRC-approved protocols can request Nutrition Services. All services are provided as fee-for-service resources.


  • Dietary intake assessment – habitual and during protocol interventions
  • Hunger and satiety assessment and/or measured ad libitum feeding
  • Meal preparation, including meal design, preparation, measurement, and dispensation
  • Growth, body composition, and resting metabolic rate (RMR) measurements in children
  • Consultation on study design, American dietary norms, and ways to achieve specific dietary intervention targets
  • Protocol-specific dietary counseling and instruction

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