Nutrition and Food Science

Nutrition and Food Science

Food, Nutrition and Wellness

This course is essential in understanding nutritional needs and food choices for optimal health of individuals across their lifespan. The advanced nutrition pathway leads students to develop a knowledge base necessary to select among alternatives in the marketplace.

Food & Nutrition Through the Lifespan *

This advanced course in food and nutrition addresses the variation in nutritional needs at specific stages of the human life cycle. Common nutritional concerns and their relationship to food choices, along with strategies to enhance well-being at each stage of the life cycle, are emphasized. This course leads into dietetics, consumer foods, and nutrition science careers.

Food Science *

Food Science integrates many branches of science and relies on the application of rapid advances in technology to expand and improve the food supply. Students will evaluate the effects of processing, preparation, and storage on the quality, safety, wholesomeness, and nutritive value of foods.

* Course counts as the 4th science credit for graduation and toward entrance requirements for a Board of Regents college.

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  • Dietitian
  • Nutritionist
  • Pediatric Dietitian
  • Renal Dietitian
  • Clinical Nutritionist
  • Dietetic Consultant
  • Food Service Manager
  • Private Practice Nutritionist or Dietitian
  • Management Dietitian
  • Food Science Researcher
  • Pharmaceutical or Food Sales


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