Noel D. Aldrich, PhD

Assistant Professor
College of Graduate Health Sciences
Northwestern Health Sciences University
2501 W 84th St, Bloomington, MN 55431, USA


Dr. Aldrich is the founder and senior consultant with Nutrition Proportion, a private clinical nutrition service in the United States providing holistic nutrition solutions for chronic diseases. He regularly teaches various nutrition topics to the public, and has been a faculty member at many institutions including North-western Health Sciences University and the University of North-western. He completed his doctoral studies at the University of Minnesota researching the effect of protein intake on weight maintenance in mid life adults.

Research Interest

His research interests include: Research quality standards of whole foods and the application of whole food therapies to chronic disease resolution. He believes significant answers to the growing health crisis around the world can be identified in quality foods, quality food preparation, and quality dietary habits.

Scientific Activities

• 2008 – present: Member of American Society for Nutrition
• 2008 – present: Member of Weston A. Price Foundation
• 2013 – present: Licensed Nutritionist, N211 State of Minnesota


1. Aldrich N, Reicks M, Sibley S, Redmon B, Thomas W, Raatz S. Varying protein source and quantity does not significantly improve weight loss, fat loss, or satiety in reduced energy diets among midlife adults. Nutrition Research Journal. 2011; 31: 104-112. doi: 10.1016/j.nutres.2011.01.004.
2. Aldrich N, Perry C, Thomas W, Raatz S, Reicks M. Perceived importance of dietary protein to prevent weight gain: A national survey among midlife women. Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior. 2013; 45: 213-221. doi: 10.1016/j.jneb.2012.08.002.