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 between human nutrition and wellness and food and its systems. Students explore current, relevant issues such as hunger, food science, nutrition, policy issues, and the food industry. They also examine the influence of culture, ethnicity, and religion on food selection, dietary intake, and nutrition and health status.
Major in Food and Nutrition
The food and nutrition major requires completion of 46 hours and is designed for students with interests in community nutrition or food security, as well as those who wish to progress into an ACEND-accredited didactic program in dietetics to become a nutritionist or registered dietitian.
Minor in Food and Nutrition
The minor in food and nutrition requires completion of 19-20 hours, which include 10 hours of core food and nutrition courses and 9-10 hours of elective courses in related topics.
Food and Nutrition Major 46 hours
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