FOOD SCIENCE, NUTRTION, AND DIETETICS
WHAT IS FOOD SCIENCE, NUTRTION, AND DIETETICS?
FCS students who major in food science, nutrition, or dietetics gain an understanding of health problems, food choices, dietary management, nutrition strategies, and food science as they influence individuals, families, and communities. FCS food science, nutrition, and dietetics programs provide students with practical knowledge on the management of food, how to use food science, or prevent food-related health problems so that they can apply it when working with individuals and families in hospitals, government agencies, or other industry settings.
Issues that food science, nutrition, and dietetics students may research include, but are not limited to:
Child or adult obesity
Food safety concerns
Cooperate wellness program director
School lunch program director
Sports nutrition specialist
Personal wellness trainer
Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (formerly known as The American Dietetics Association)
Society for Nutrition Education and Behavior
American School Nutrition Association
Produce Marketing Association
National Restaurant Association
American Culinary Federation
Association of Correctional Food Service Affiliates
Association of Nutrition and Food Service Professionals
Society for Food Service Management
There are many more professional associations in which one can get involved as a food science, nutrition, and dietetics major. Talk to your advisors and mentors about professional associations you can get involved with that match your career interests.
Earnings for dieticians and nutritionists or other related careers on The Occupational Outlook Handbook
Eat Right Student Center [Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics]
Explore Health Careers: Nutrition/Dietetics Overview