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Nutrition and Food Studies

The Department of Nutrition and Food Studies recognizes the fundamental importance of food and nutrition to human well-being and pleasure. Our students gain practical expertise through innovative coursework that addresses 21st-century needs and developments by drawing on the connections between what we consume and how we live. Graduates are prepared for diverse careers in non-profits, academia, and business.

Learn more about our undergraduate, master's, and doctoral degree programs in Nutrition and Dietetics and Food Studies.

Our Programs

Nutrition and Dietetics

Degrees within the Nutrition and Dietetics program combine basic science, nutritional science, food science, and research to prepare you for many career paths.

Food Studies

The Food Studies program explores the cultural, historical, and sociological aspects of food and food systems.

Our Labs

Learn more about the two labs that are a part of the Nutrition and Food Studies Department — the Food Lab and the Urban Farm Lab. As our student, you'll have hands-on opportunities to experience food and nutrition at all stages of food production and preparation.

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Our Courses

Explore the Nutrition and Food Studies courses offered through our department.

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News and Events

Growing Around the Globe: Food Studies Alum Dharath “Tot” Hoonchamlong on Urban Farming in New York City and Thailand

Meet Tot (MA '19), the Environmental Manager of a Bo.lan – a sustainability-focused, Michelin-starred restaurant in Bangkok with an edible garden that reminds him of time spent on the NYU Urban Farm Lab as a graduate student.

NYU Steinhardt Community Members Respond to COVID-19

Thank you to the brave alumni, students, and staff who are dedicating themselves to others during this unprecedented time.

Nutrition and Food Studies Community Recipe Box

While we may not be physically together on campus, explore the delicious dishes members of the Nutrition and Food Studies community are cooking up in their own homes!

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Nutrition and Food Studies

411 Lafayette Street, 5th Floor
New York, NY 10003
Phone: 212-998-5580

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