About Our Programs

 

The Nutrition and Foods Programs prepare students to:

  • Demonstrate an understanding of how the scientific method is used to evaluate diet and foods.
  • Apply nutritional concepts in the planning of meals and the preparation of food.
  • Explain nutrient needs and how diet and lifestyle choices impact health.
  • Differentiate between proper and improper food safety and sanitation techniques.
  • Determine the correct preparation methods and assess the quality of a wide variety of foods.
  • Develop foundational knowledge and skills needed to pursue post-secondary degrees in nutrition and dietetics or to gain entry-level positions in nutrition and foods.

Learn About Our Degree and Certificate Options

Contact a STEM Counselor for personalized guidance on the best path that meets your goals and needs for a career in nutrition, foods, and dietetics.

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Discover the Degree or Certificate Pathway that Works for You

Contact a STEM Counselor for personalized guidance on the best path that meets your goals and needs for a career in nutrition, foods, and dietetics.

Nutrition and Dietetics AS-T 2-Year Pathway

2-year AST Degree Pathway

Nutrition and Dietetics AS-T 3-Year Pathway

3-year AST Degree Pathway

Nutrition and Foods AA       2-Year Pathway

Two-year AA Degree Pathway

Nutrition & Foods Skills Certificate 1-Year Pathway

Nutrition and Foods Skills Certificate Pathway

Explore Our Nutrition and Foods Courses

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Meet the Nutrition and Foods Faculty

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Rita K. Higgins, MPH, RDN

Professor of Nutrition and Foods

Phone: (714) 992-7466

Office: 1250-02

E-mail: rhiggins@fullcoll.edu

Website: staff.fullcoll.edu/rhiggins

Professor Colleen Kvaska

Colleen Kvaska, MA, RDN

Professor of Nutrition and Foods

Phone: (714) 992-7453

Office: 411-06

E-mail: ckvaska@fullcoll.edu

Professor Michelle Loy

Michelle Loy, MPH, MS, RDN

Professor of Nutrition and Foods

Phone: (714) 992-7464

Office: 1250-02

E-mail: mloy@fullcoll.edu

Website: staff.fullcoll.edu/mloy

Professor Kristy Richardson

Kristy L. Richardson, MS, MPH, RDN, CSSD

Professor of Nutrition and Foods

Phone: (714) 992-7440

Office: 411-06

E-mail: krichardson@fullcoll.edu

 

Join the Nutrition Club

5 Reasons to Join Nutrition Club!

  • Explore career options when active professionals in the field of nutrition and foods speak at our bi-monthly meetings.
  • Build community with like-minded peers who can become your study buddies or even your closest friends.
  • Develop leadership skills by volunteering for officer positions.
  • Expand your network with peers, mentors, and active professionals who may offer connections to helpful resources or career and academic guidance.
  • Participate in campus events and other service experiences in the community.

Co-Advisors: Kristy Richardson & Michelle Loy

Membership dues: $5/semester

E-mail: fcnutritionclub@gmail.com