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.
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
News and Events
What do mashed potatoes, black bean soup, and coconut flan have in common? Not only are they foods easy for individuals with dysphagia, a swallowing disorder, to consume, but they are also dishes recently prepared by master’s students from the NYU Steinhardt Department of Communicative Sciences and Disorders and Department of Nutrition and Food Studies taking “Interdisciplinary Case-Based Management in Dysphagia.”
Read NYU Alumni Magazine's profile of Allie Wist (MA '17), who is exploring the connections food has to other systems through her personal art.
The NYU Steinhardt Department of Nutrition and Food Studies recently welcomed back alumni for a panel event celebrating three MA in Food Studies graduates and their recently published cookbooks: Michele Humes ('13), Kristen Miglore ('10), and Lauren Shockey ('10).