While studying Food, Nutrition and Health, you’re learning about a broad spectrum of topics in the food and healthcare systems to focus on how you want to impact human health.
You’ll develop skills to deal with uncertainty through using scientific understanding and address real issues within the systems related to food, nutrition, and human well-being.
These skills may include:
- Demonstration of food systems literacy and systems thinking competencies when analyzing food system sustainability and food security issues
- Ability to describe the digestion, transport, absorption, and excretion of macronutrients and micronutrients and how these processes influence health
- Capability of distinguishing between beneficial, pathogenic, and spoilage microorganisms in food and how to manage their growth, survival, and control
- Application of food law, regulatory, quality control, and quality assurance principles
- Application of project management skills to the design and implementation of an interdisciplinary and community-based food systems project
- Ability to influence the transmission and control of physical, chemical, and biological food hazards
- Assessment of scientific literature and interpreting statistical data related to nutrition, food, and public health
- Writing food security, nutrition, and public health reports without perpetuating systematic bias
- Ability to apply scientific solutions to real-life nutritional and health situations within a community context, both locally and abroad