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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

Cool Course Dispatch: Food and Design

Get a behind-the-scenes look at Professor of Food Studies Fabio Parasecoli's course entitled Food in the Arts: Design, where students consider how design influences the food system.

Telehealth Teamwork: Educational Theatre Students Act as Patients for Aspiring Health Practitioners Across Steinhardt

With the pandemic restricting in-person fieldwork and internship placements, Steinhardt programs came together to help each other's students gain the experiential skills needed to prepare to enter their respective fields.

Equity Not Charity: Food Studies Alum Leah Kirts on Organizing Community Food Relief

As the COVID-19 pandemic took hold, Leah joined a mutual aid group in Queens and began organizing mobile food pantries that have since grown to serve 150–200 people weekly. “It’s really simple: anyone who shows up can get food.”

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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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