The food and nutrition program allows students to develop knowledge of the sciences, while building communication, problem solving, and team work skills.

Food and Nutrition

As a food and nutrition major you'll focus on nutrition, dietetics, and promoting healthy lifestyles. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, nutrition jobs are expected to grow by 20 percent over the next seven years. And Meredith's food and nutrition program is accredited by the Accreditation Council of Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND).

Contact Info

Bill Landis
Department Head, Nutrition, Health, & Human Performance
132 Martin Hall
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(919) 760-2355

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Kate Jablonski Strong Story

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 Organic Garden

Three Sisters Community Garden

Meredith's organic garden provides hands-on opportunities to learn about planting, harvesting, and preparing healthy food.

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Featured Stories

Strong Story | Sarah Massey

Sarah Massey, '17, participated in undergraduate research and internships to help fuel her passion for the food industry. Read more »


Strong Story | Lacey Hambridge

Lacey Hambridge, ’16, conducted undergraduate research and service projects that help children in need. Read more »



Nutrition Interships

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
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