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Nutrition and Food Studies

Mission statement for the Department of Nutrition and Food Studies: The Department’s innovative mission is to educate students, professionals, and the public about the role of food and nutrition in all aspects of life. Department faculty apply and integrate this information through undergraduate, master’s or doctoral degree programs, research, and community outreach in two distinct but related areas of study: 1) Nutrition and Dietetics and 2) Food Studies. Students gain practical expertise and critical insight focused on the relationships among human consumption, food systems, culture, and health. They are prepared for diverse careers in health care, community health settings, culinary and food industries, government and non-profit organizations, and academia.

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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Course Spotlight

Culinary Medicine is an inaugural joint course between the NYU Grossman and NYU Steinhardt’s Nutrition and Food Studies department. With a mixture of culinary labs and lectures, this is a 7-part series extracurricular course designed to teach graduate students the tenets of evidence-based, whole-food, plant-based nutrition for the prevention and treatment of common chronic diseases.

News and Events

Food Studies Student Named James Beard Foundation National Scholar

Abby Katz is one of twelve individuals nationwide selected for her plans to pursue further education and build a better food future.

Research Spotlight: Empowering Undergraduates through Culinary Education

Recent PhD in Nutrition and Dietetics graduate Dr. Miriam Mahmood investigated the feasibility and outcomes of an internet-based, culinary behavioral weight loss program for NYU undergrads.

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Nutrition and Food Studies

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Phone: 212-998-5580

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