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Food & Nutrition Program of Study


The food and nutrition program is grounded in the basic sciences and provides students with the knowledge they need to promote optimal nutrition and well-being to individuals and groups. The program fosters a global and holistic understanding of the interrelationships among human nutrition, wellness, food and its systems. Students explore current and timely issues, including hunger, food science, nutrition, policy issues and the food industry. The role of culture, ethnicity and religion on food selection, dietary intake and nutrition and health status is also examined.

The major in food and nutrition with a concentration in dietetics is an ACEND accredited program designed for individuals with a career goal of becoming a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN) or Nutrition and Dietetics Technician, Registered (NDTR).  If a student successfully matches to an ACEND accredited dietetic internship post-graduation, they will complete a minimum of 1200 hours of supervised practice to become eligible to take the CDR credentialing exam for registered dietitian nutritionists (RDN).  Beginning January 1, 2024, all students who wish to take the CDR credentialing exam will need to complete a graduate degree.  For more information, please visit CDR.

Major in Food and Nutrition with a Concentration in Dietetics
Students majoring in Food and Nutrition with a concentration in Dietetics requires completion of 73 hours, which include nutrition, science, and statistics courses.

Program Fees:
Student Membership to the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics: $58.00
Lab coat and non-slip shoes: $50
Gas for field trips: $50 (estimated)
Neehr Perfect: $105 (cost may vary depending on subscription chosen)
ServSafe online exam: $36.00
 

Major in Food and Nutrition with a Concentration in Food System and Management
Students majoring in Food and Nutrition with a concentration in Food System and Management requires completion of 57 hours.

Minor in Food and Nutrition
The minor in food and nutrition requires completion of 18-20 hours, which include eight hours of core food and nutrition courses and 10-12 hours of food and nutrition, chemistry and biology courses.

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Curriculum requirements and course descriptions are subject to changes with each catalogue.



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