Nutrition and Food issues are huge.  UVM's Nutrition and Food Sciences (NFS) Department is working to resolve these issues.

  • two-thirds of Americans are overweight
  • 48 million fall ill to pathogens in food annually
  • 12.6 million do not have enough food to stay healthy

You can help.

Such powerful social, political and cultural challenges demand a new generation of food and nutrition professionals. Whether your goal is to become a registered dietitian specializing in weight management or a consultant to a food manufacturer trying to develop safer, healthier products, an NFS degree from UVM will serve you well in your future and give you knowledge and skills that will help you to serve others.

Our programs provide:

  • Solid grounding in the physical, biochemical and nutritional sciences.
  • Understanding of the sociological, cultural and behavioral forces that influence attitudes about food and nutrition in the real world.
  • Easy access to your professors.
  • Internships, networking and research (even as an undergrad). An unprecedented 50 percent of our students do research, an internship or take practicum coures. We are committed to making sure our students are involved in community or research programs.




Hunger Free Vermont is Hiring a full-time Child Nutrition Initiatives Specialist:

If you are someone with a passion for social justice who enjoys having a variety of projects, working with diverse groups in multiple communities, and taking independent initiative as part of a collaborative and supportive team, this may be the position for you!