Through his work at Wesleyan University in Middletown, Wilbur Ross Atwater became known as the “father of modern nutrition research.” He was a pioneer in the study of how human diets and physical activity affect health, and he brought the concept of calories to the United States. Thus, he established calorie in food science and laid the foundations for science-based nutrition counseling. we try to continue early in the summer, including men, as June is National Men’s Health Month.
“The mode of eating received no recognition from Wilbur Olin Atwater,” a newspaper published in Connecticut on September 26, 1907, stated. “He was not looking for the notion of nutrition, but for the truth. And the exact reason for each truth.”