Training the Next Generation of Space Dietitians

“Space nutrition? I’ve never heard of that before!” I hear a variation of this quote almost every time I introduce myself. For both my dietitian community and my aerospace community it’s shocking that someone with an MSc in nutrition and health can find a job in the space industry. And yet, why not? Human spaceflight is associated with a plethora of physiological challenges, and nutrition can play an important role as countermeasure.