Apr 12, 2024  
2023-2024 Schoolcraft Catalog 
2023-2024 Schoolcraft Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Nutrition and Food Science

Nutrition and Food Science (NFS) is the multidisciplinary study of the chemical and microbiological attributes of food, coupled with the investigation of the metabolic and physiological response of the body to food. NFS focuses on such areas as food sustainability, the development of therapeutic meal plans, analysis of specialized diets, and understanding nutritional requirements for each phase of a person’s lifecycle.  NFS is the focal point of the Culinary and Dietary Operations Management BS Degree  and is useful for students interested in working in the food service, health care, or dietary management fields. Courses include:

  • Evolution of Dietary Needs Throughout the Lifecycle
  • Introduction to Specialized Diets
  • Ensuring a Sustainable Food Supply
  • Exploring Specialized Diets
  • Clinical Nutrition

In addition, a Clinical Nutrition internship course and a Culinary and Dietary Operations capstone course are required for the Culinary and Dietary Operations Management Bachelor of Science Degree.  These experiential courses provide students with real-world experience in the development of diet plans and nutritional menus based on the understanding of human physiology and the dietary needs and restrictions of consumers.

Students interested in studying Nutrition and Food Science should talk to their Academic Advisor about career programs, transfer guides, and articulation agreements with Schoolcraft College. Students interested in studying Nutrition and Food Science may be interested in completing the Bachelor of Science degree at Schoolcraft College.


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Nutrition and Food Science