Department of Food and Nutrition

If you're passionate about food, health and nutrition, now is the time to pursue your interest at Framingham State University. We offer a variety of undergraduate, graduate and professional development programs to give you the competitive edge in today's health and wellness market place.

At our traditional New England campus, you'll find that excellence goes hand-in-hand with intellectual development and enrichment.  We offer a small, close-knit community of faculty and students.  By keeping classes small our dedicated faculty members can provide you with individualized advising and career counseling.  We attract the highest caliber faculty who offer you a diverse and enriching curriculum.  In fact, our Food and Nutrition graduates have a high pass rate on the national Registration Exam for Dietitians.

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Our Undergraduate, Graduate and Professional Development Programs

With the connection between diet, health and disease expanding, more people are looking for ways to stay healthy. Now is the time to launch your career in food and nutrition at Framingham State University.

Enroll in one of our undergraduate, graduate or professional development programs and you will embark on a course of study that will challenge, excite and change the way you think about the world of food, health and nutrition.

When you graduate, you'll have the tools, knowledge and opportunity to shape the future of wellness and health care delivery systems, the nutrition education process, and the changing food environment.

Undergraduates: If you're just getting started, choose from one of three programs:

  • Nutrition and Dietetics Concentration - Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics didactic courses with internship to follow for students interested in becoming a registered dietitian
  • Coordinated Program in Dietetics - Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics didactic courses coordinated with supervised practice for students interested in becoming a registered dietitian
  • Nutrition and Wellness - Nutrition major for students who do not plan to become a registered dietitian

Graduate Programs: If you've already earned your bachelor's degree and are interested in a master's degree, we offer several options:

Professional Development Programs: If you are exploring a new career path or want to meet continuing education requirements, check out our graduate certificate and professional development programs:

News and Announcements
Molly McArthur, Annaliessa Visco, and Minna Scholten, Food and Nutrition students, presented posters at the March 29th Massachusetts Dietetic Association Annual Nutrition Convention and Exposition held at the Norwood Four Points Sheraton. Research presented was originally developed for a Seminar course in 2012.
On April 25, seven Coordinated Program students will host the 8th annual Massachusetts Dietetic Association meeting Medical Nutrition Therapy FYI. Topics include: Nutrition interventions (antioxidants, omega 3s) for Alzheimer's Disease; Nutrition intervention and autism; Vitamin D supplementation and muscle strength; Albumin as a marker of inflammation versus protein status; Use of FODMAPS to relieve GI symptoms; Green coffee bean to decrease blood pressure and/or blood glucose; Phenylalanine-restricted diet to treat pediatric and maternal phenylketonuria (PKU). Research presented was originally developed for the Seminar in Clinical Nutrition course during the 2012-13 academic year. Attendees will receive two hours of continuing education credits and have an opportunity to network prior to the presentations.

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