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.Learn more
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News and Events
Two PhD candidates from the NYU Steinhardt Department of Nutrition and Food Studies, Rachel Ryan and Miriam Mahmood, were selected to share their research with the nutrition community at the Nutrition 2019 conference.
Fabio Parasecoli, a professor in the Department of Nutrition and Food Studies, has been awarded a Fulbright Award to study food heritage in Spain. He will be working on a research project led by UNESCO Chair Director, Dr. F. Xavier Medina at Universitat Oberta de Catalunya.
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Department of Nutrition and Food Studies
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