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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

Contemplating Climate Change Through Cuisine

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.

Alumni Spotlight: Recently Published Cookbooks from Food Studies MA Grads

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).

Cool Course Dispatch: Culinary Physics in the NYU Food Lab

Students from the Steinhardt Food Studies program and Tisch's Interactive Telecommunications Program (ITP) use physics to create culinary anomalies.

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Contact Us

NYU Steinhardt
Department of Nutrition and Food Studies
411 Lafayette Street, 5th Floor
New York, NY 10003
Tel: 212 998 5580

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