Food and Nutrition Major

Nutrition and Dietetics is a dynamic, expanding, and fascinating career path. As a dietitian, you can make a real difference in people’s lives through improving their nutritional health and working to create healthy food environments. As a registered dietitian you can put your food and nutrition passion to work in healthcare, disease prevention and health promotion programs, fitness and sports operations, foodservices, school systems, technology companies, counseling, research, nutrition and food businesses and even, private practice. Opportunities abound.

While the nutrition field continues to expand, Framingham State University’s dietetic programs offer a solid foundation in the knowledge and skills you need to start you on whatever career interest you choose.

The Bureau of Labor Statistics projects that employment for Dietitians and Nutritionists will grow 8% (faster than average) from 2019 - 2029.  

Framingham State University offers two Dietetic programs.

Framingham State University offers a non-dietetics concentration in Nutrition and Food Service Program Management.

Students who do not apply for the Nutrition and Dietetics or the Coordinate Program in Dietetics concentrations, but would like to graduate with a degree in Food and Nutrition have a new concentration option, Nutrition and Food Service Program Management.  Students entering this track must complete the seven (7) food and nutrition major core requirements in addition to concentration requirements.  This concentration does not prepare students to become a registered dietitian, but does prepare them for a wide range of careers in foodservice and food and nutrition program management.

This concentration prepares you for a career as a nutrition and foodservice program manager.   Upon graduation, you can enter a manager position and be responsible for planning, staffing, directing, and controlling any number of food and beverage operations such as restaurants, school nutrition programs, college dining services, onsite employee dining, and more. The Bureau of Labor Statistics projects the growth in employment of foodservice managers will grow 9% over the period of 2016-2026*.