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.
Degrees within the Nutrition and Dietetics program combine basic science, nutritional science, food science, and research to prepare you for many career paths.
The Food Studies program explores the cultural, historical, and sociological aspects of food and food systems.
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.Explore Our Labs
Our Adjunct Spotlight
Colleen Webb, MS, RDN, is a registered dietitian nutritionist with experience in counseling patients with gastrointestinal conditions. In addition to teaching the graduate-level "Diseased Gut" course, she runs a virtual private practice, creates resources for healthcare providers, and more.Learn About Colleen Webb
News and Events
Abby Katz is one of twelve individuals nationwide selected for her plans to pursue further education and build a better food future.
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.