Nutrition & Food Science with a concentration in Food Systems

With national rates of obesity and related illnesses at an all time high, and with outbreaks of food borne illnesses such as salmonella regularly making headlines, the general public has begun to realize just how important it is to eat well. Nutrition and food science focus on the chemical and biological components of food and the ways in which these ingredients affect our health. The program’s mission is to provide students with a solid foundation in nutrition and food studies and to offer a supportive learning environment with enriching experiences and practical training that is responsive to student, professional, and community needs. It provides future leaders with the skills and knowledge they will need to devise and implement strategies and policies to prevent leading and emerging health threats and to reduce health and nutrition disparities.

Students majoring in Nutrition and Food Science intern with leading restaurants, corporations, media, and nonprofit agencies, and our comprehensive program prepares students for a host of outstanding career opportunities. Our campus is located in a center of corporate hotels and food and pharmaceutical industries, and our faculty members are nationally and internationally recognized experts in nutrition and food science. Graduates work in a variety of areas, including nutrition, dietetics, food science, public relations, marketing and sales, catering, restaurant management, research and development, and food management. The National Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts job growth in all areas of nutrition through 2016.

Students enrolled in the Food Systems concentration work in institutional food programs, catering, hospitality, and restaurants, and understand how to manage employees, purchase and prepare quantity foods, and market and sell food.

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Nutrition and Food Science Brochure
With national rates of obesity and related illnesses at an all time high, and with outbreaks of food borne illnesses such as salmonella regularly making headlines, the general public has begun to realize just how important it is to eat well. Nutrition and food science focus on the chemical and biological components of food and the ways in which these ingredients affect our health.

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