The Nutrition and Food Science (NFS) major in the CUNY School of Public Health at Hunter College campus is a diverse science-based program where students learn about food and its effect on our health. It offers a comprehensive study of the fundamental principles of food preparation and safety, nutrition, food service management, and community nutrition education. This is accomplished through the application of a variety of sciences. Students who like physical and biological sciences, are interested in good health, enjoy working with people, and are concerned about the nutritional well-being of people and communities will find interesting and challenging career opportunities within health care fields or in the food industry. The NFS major at CUNY School of Public Health at the Hunter College campus develops these interests and prepares students for challenging opportunities after graduation.
Dietetics is an allied health profession which focuses on the food and nutrition intake of individuals and its relationship to health. Registered dietitians are trained in the sciences and are able to translate scientific findings and help people live healthy lives. Major areas of practice include clinical, community, management, and consultant dietetics. More than half of all dietitians and nutritionists are found to work in hospitals, nursing homes, and physician's offices and clinics. More information about career opportunities may be found on The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics website at http://www.eatright.org .