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Food & 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).*

* The Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND), 120 South Riverside Plaza, Suite 2190, Chicago, IL 60606, 1-800-877-1600, ext 5400.



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Melinda Campbell
Department Head, Nutrition, Health, & Human Performance
124 Martin Hall
(919) 760-8309
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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.


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A video about studying Food and Nutrition at Meredith College

Explore Meredith’s undergraduate food and nutrition program, which stands out for its personal advising combined with a wide array of experiential learning opportunities. Meredith’s ACEND-accredited, individualized program prepares students to have a positive impact on the world through nutrition.

Food and Nutrition at Meredith College

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Sarah Massey

Sarah Massey

Sarah Massey participated in undergraduate research and internships to help fuel her passion for the food industry.

Kate Jablonski

Kate Jablonski

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

Lacey Hambridge

Lacey Hambridge

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

Meredith College Organic Garden

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

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Students checking tomato plants in the garden