Department Head, Nutrition, Health, & Human Performance
132 Martin Hall
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A degree in food and nutrition provides a strong knowledge base in the sciences, and develops communication, problem solving, and teamwork skills. Students who successfully complete the food and nutrition program can apply for dietetic internships that provide supervised practice, enabling students to take the national professional examination to become a registered dietitian.
Graduates who want an alternate career path may pursue nutrition education, sales, food service management, public policy or health fields, and the local and sustainable food industry.
Three Sisters Community Garden
Meredith's organic garden provides hands-on opportunities to learn about planting, harvesting, and preparing healthy food.
Food and nutrition students can choose from a variety of internships. Organizations where students have held internships include:
- Interfaith Food Shuttle
- Urban Ministries
- Eat Smart Move More NC
- Poe Center