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.
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.
Meet the Nutrition and Foods Faculty
Colleen Kvaska, MA, RDN
Professor of Nutrition and Foods
Phone: (714) 992-7453
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
Interested in a Career in Nutrition and Dietetics?
Watch this video from the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics to learn about the various career options in the field of nutrition and dietetics.