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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.



Contact Information
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.

Olivia Pann

Olivia Pan

From an early age, Olivia Pan knew she wanted to be a dentist, which is why she earned a bachelor’s degree in biochemistry from Imperial College London before moving to the U.S. to pursue her dream.

Lakisha Chichester

Lakisha Chichester

Lakisha Chichester uses the knowledge she gained in Meredith's paralegal program in her job at Self-Help.

Whitney Bell

Whitney Bell

Whitney Bell, '17, took advantage of the opportunities available at Meredith through internships, the study abroad program, and campus life.

Meredith College Organic Garden

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

More details about the community Garden

Students checking tomato plants in the garden

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