Department of Nutrition and Food Sciences
Nutrition and Food Issues are Huge
- Two-thirds of Americans are overweight.
- 48 million fall ill to pathogens in food annually.
- 12.6 million don't have enough food to stay healthy.
UVM's Nutrition and Food Sciences (NFS) Department is working to resolve these issue.
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.
Dr. Bethany Yon's Universal Recycling in Schools Grant in the news:
- myChamplainValley.com: "UVM Helps Colchester Students Compost at Lunch"
- The Colchester Sun: "UVM Helps schools launch cafeteria composting"
Professor Rachel Johnson's NFS 43 class and TA's wear read for American Heart Association's National Wear Red Day. Her fabulous NFS 43 class raised $290 for Go Red for Women. Dr. Johnson contributed $1 for every student who wore red, $5 for red jeans and $7 if the whole outfit was red. They made her proud.
Professor Jean Harvey's Ireach Behavioral Weight Management Research facilitator, Caryn Davis, on the cover of Vermont Magazine.
Dr. Lizzy Pope in the news:
- In the New York Times: "Junk Food in the New Year".
- Appearance on VPR: "Despite Resolutions, Study Shows People Eat More After the Holidays".
Professor Stephen Pintauro:
- Professor Pintauro interview by the Center for Teaching and Learning on his Hybrid Course Initiative: Case Study NFS 243 Hybrid Course
Professor Rachel Johnson:November
- Professor Johnson quoted in Time: "You Asked: Is Eating Dessert Really That Bad For Me?".
- Professor Johnson quoted in Time For Kids: "Debate! Should Sugary Drinks Be Taxed?".
03-16-2015 New Study: Food TV a Recipe for Weight Gain
03-10-2015 Burack Lecture Series Presents Laura Shapiro