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.
Prof. Rachel Johnson:May 2014
- Professor Johnson's research is featured in a UVM Communications Article "The Science of School Lunch" and was picked up by "Science Daily".
- Professor Johnson mentioned in January issue of Better Homes and Gardens: "Give Salt the Shake".
Prof. Mingruo Guo:April 2014
- Professor Mingruo Guo and PhD graduate student Helen Walsh's abstract featured on front cover of Jounral of Food Science, April, 2014: "Effects of Carbonation on Probiotoc Survivabilty...".
Prof. Jean Harvey:January 2014
- Professor Jean Harvey and PhD graduate Lizzy Pope's Burn and Earn research in the New York Times, January 15, 2014: "Shoring Up Those Fitness Resolutions".
Vera Petrova, Phd ANFS 2007, M.S. NFS 2004:
- July 2012 hired as Associate Director, Global Quality Policy, Training and Special Situations Management at Kraft Foods. Prior to this Vera was the Safety Services Manager-Food Safety for the Walt Disney Company.
Lucy Glaize, DNFS grad May 2012:
- featured in Living Without Magazine discussing living with Celia Disease while at UVM, view article.
02-11-2014 Putting Vermont Farms to the Test
02-05-2014 Like Farmers Markets on Steroids?
01-06-2014 Digging In, Outside the Classroom
12-01-2013 Lunchbox Confidential