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Why Study Nutrition and Foods?

IT IS ALL ABOUT QUALITY OF LIFE! There is no more timely and relevant topic than food and nutrition and the impact that it has on daily life. From the obesity epidemic to the specialized diets that promote health and well-being, both the nutrition and foods areas are cutting edge in today’s society. Join a profession that has a positive impact on society. Become a Registered Dietitian, or explore the creative, challenging and exciting field of food service management!

If you decide to pursue a career nutrition and foods, the Department of Family and Consumer Sciences offers you two options: Nutrition and Dietetics or Food Service Management. The Nutrition and Dietetics option leads you to careers in general nutrition education and nutritional product sales. After completion of your degree, you might apply for a seven to twelve month dietetic internship that will prepare you for a career as a Registered Dietitian (RD). As an RD, you can specialize in areas such as pediatrics, obesity/weight management, oncology, renal, nutrition support, cardiac care, long-term care, internal medicine or community health just to name a few. Local, state, national and international job opportunities are readily available for you as a nutrition professional.

The Food Service Management option is a new and exciting option at ETSU; this path offers you extensive education, training and experience in all aspects of food and beverage management. The study of food service management combines business, science and art to create a unique area of study. If you pursue study in this area, you will be greeted with a wealth of job opportunities in every corner of the world. You may elect traditional jobs such as food/beverage manager/director, or more exciting work in the area of recreation and leisure such as working for theme parks, resorts or for cruise lines. In addition, you may choose to work in food design, supply or sales. Make a difference…set your sights on Nutrition and Foods!

Is dietetics or foodservice management for you? Visit our undergraduate or graduate program.

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