Department of Nutrition and Food Sciences
Science Stands Behind Solutions
Nutrition and food are central to many social issues our country is struggling to solve(diabetes, food-borne illness, food insecurity). With a solid grounding in basic science, food science and nutrition and their cultural contexts our graduates are primed to make a real difference in the world as policy shapers, dietitians, food product developers, physicians and more.
A Degree in Nutrition and Food Sciences (NFS)
Given our curriculum`s comprehensive education in the basic sciences,and its in-depth exploration of nutrition and food science, an NFS degree from UVM will open doors to careers in food, health and wellness.
NFS alums work as community nutritionists, research and development scientists at major food manufacturers, educators and pharmaceutical sales representatives.
Our curriculum`s strong science core is the perfect prep for graduate work at research institutes, medical and dental schools.
A Degree in Dietetics, Nutrition and Food Sciences (DNFS)
If your goal is to work as a nutritionist in a clinical setting, to counsel individuals on how to improve their diet, or to consult for educational institutions and corporations, choose our DNFS major. Our Director of the Didactic Program in Dietetics, Dr. Lizzy Pope, guides you through the dietetic internship application and registration for the exam that are required to become a Registered Dietitian.