WHAT IS FOOD SCIENCE, NUTRTION, AND DIETETICS?

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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
Diet crazes
Portion sizes
Fast food
Food safety concerns
Eating disorders
School lunches

WHAT CAN YOU DO WITH A DEGREE IN FOOD SCIENCE, NUTRTION, AND DIETETICS?
Jobs that one can get as an FCS food sciences, nutrition, and dietetics major include, but are not limited to:
 Clinical dietician
 Nutrition educator
 Dietetic consultant
 Cooperate wellness program director
 School lunch program director
 Menu planner
 Sports nutrition specialist
 Personal wellness trainer

PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS FOR FOOD SCIENCE, NUTRTION, AND DIETETICS MAJORS:
Professional associations for FCS food science, nutrition, and dietetics majors include, but are not limited to:
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.


CAREER SKILLET ARTICLES ON FOOD SCIENCE, NUTRTION, AND DIETETICS:
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