Food & Nutrition

Food & Nutrition

As a food and nutrition major you’ll focus on nutrition, food security, and promoting healthy lifestyles. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, jobs in the nutrition field are expected to grow by 11 percent from 2020 to 2030.

A degree in food and nutrition provides a strong knowledge base in the sciences and develops communication, problem solving, and teamwork skills. Meredith students who successfully complete the Food and Nutrition undergraduate program can apply for dietetic internships that provide supervised practice and enable students to take the national professional examination to become a registered dietitian.

Graduates seeking an alternate career path may pursue nutrition education, sales, food service management, public policy and health, or the local and sustainable food industry.

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Suzanna Gracyk

Wings student Suzanna Gracyk, ’22, is passionate about promoting health through nutrition. She’ll continue her studies in Meredith’s Master of Science in Nutrition program, with the ultimate goal of becoming a registered dietitian.

Lacey Hambridge

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

Kate Jablonski

Kate Jablonski, ’16, plans to apply her food and nutrition major to help those with eating disorders.

Contact Information
Dr. Lanae Hood
Associate Professor and Program Coordinator, Food and Nutrition
120 Martin Hall
(919) 760-8079

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