Is there anything more basic to our lives than food?Consumer Foods Dietetics Nutrition Science
Gear your studies toward your own professional interest in food, and immerse yourself in the physical, psychological and economic influence of food on our society.
Become an expert in helping infants and the elderly (and everyone in between) learn to stay healthy through proper nutrition.
Discover what our basic human nutrient requirements are and get off on the right nutritional foot for a job in the health sciences.
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The mission of the Department of Foods and Nutrition is to prepare students to function as professionals, to meet changing needs of society and industry in the areas of Foods and Nutrition, to generate scholarly work in our discipline, and to educate the public about special issues in nutrition and foods.
Our programs have special strengths in obesity; nutrition and heart disease, diabetes, cancer, and osteoporosis; nutrition and genetics; maternal and child health; breastfeeding; nutrition and aging; vitamins and minerals; health promotion through nutrition and physical activity interventions in community settings; food security and food safety; nutraceuticals and functional foods; and development of healthy food products.
We have more than 300 undergraduate and graduate students. In addition to their course load, students conduct research with faculty in a variety of laboratory and community settings. Our graduates are highly sought after for positions in health care, industry, universities and government.
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