The Nutrition Unit consists of four laboratories:
- A product development laboratory where students can examine and prepare foods with differing ingredients or make up products such as sports drinks for testing with clients.
- A general teaching laboratory where consumption of food products is undertaken for taste testing and evaluation. Physical assessment of nutritional status can also be performed here using skinfold callipers and a range of bioelectrical impedance analysers.
- A nutritional analysis laboratory with equipment for conducting bomb calorimetry, fat extraction, nitrogen estimation and other analysis of food products.
- A clinical room for venepuncture and blood glucose monitoring to measure the effect of food ingestion or supplementation on the metabolism.