The PPGANS has the national collaboration of the Federal University of Viçosa (UFV) - Minas Gerais - whose partnerships enable the improvement and development of research in the area of Nutrition. Helen Hermana Hermsdorff from the UFV Department of Nutrition, collaborating professor of the Program, works in the Clinical Nutrition Laboratory, Energy Metabolism and Body Composition Laboratory (LAMECC) and Clinical Analysis Laboratory (LAC).