Nick Bellissimo is an associate professor and director of the Nutrition Discovery Labs in the School of Nutrition at Ryerson University. His research program is dedicated to advancing our understanding of human ingestive behavior, with a particular emphasis on elucidating the determinants of food intake control in children. Through his interdisciplinary research program, he has examined the associations among macronutrient composition, exercise, hormonal and environmental factors with the goal of informing the development of evidence-based guidelines for promoting healthier body weights. He has significant leadership in the design of experimental trials related to diet and exercise, and in the design and testing of novel food ingredients, food formulations on satiety, and on biomarkers related to health and disease. He is a member of several journal editorial boards, and provides scientific advising to government agencies and the food industry.