About the Department
Exploring the Intersection of Nutrition, Food, & Public Health
The Department of Nutrition, Food Studies, and Public Health is the legacy of an academic unit originally founded in the 1920s. Today, in recognition of the fundamental importance of food and nutrition to human life and pleasure; the growing demand for knowledgeable, skilled public health professionals, nutritionists, food managers, and food professionals, the department now trains students for a wide range of careers related to the role of food, nutrition, and health in modern society, culture, and business — domestically and internationally.
The Department's innovative mission is to educate students, professionals, and the public about the role of food, nutrition, and health in all aspects of life. Department programs apply and integrate this information through undergraduate, master's, or doctoral degree programs in four distinct but related areas of study: Nutrition and Dietetics, Food Studies, Food and Restaurant Management, and Public Health.
News and Events
- Health Students Combine Forces for a Special Iron Chef Competition
- Food Studies Faculty to Host Film Screening with Michael Pollan – Nov. 30
- Books from Our Faculty: Soda Politics by Marion Nestle
- Food Studies MA student Stephanie Michalak blogs about Sustainability in the Urban Environment course
- Prof. Jessica Bihuniak receives award from The American Society for Bone and Mineral Research