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Nutrition, Food & Dietetics Program

The Nutrition, Food & Dietetics (NUFD) Program provides high quality experiential learning to diverse Sac State Students so that they become empowered professionals in their community who lead disease prevention, sustainability, food access and health promotion for individuals, families and communities.

The NUFD program offers options for students interested in pursuing nutrition, food, dietetics or health related careers.

  • BS Degree in Nutrition & Food (NUFD)
  • Concentration in Dietetics (DPD)
  • Dietetic Internship (DI)
  • Minor in Nutrition and Food (NUFD)
  • MS Nutrition & Food Coming Soon!

NUFD Program Informational Flyer

BS Degree in Nutrition & Food (NUFD)

The BS Degree in Nutrition and Food prepares students for careers in the field of nutrition, food management, community nutrition, and food sustainability. The program emphasizes the role of nutrition and food in individual and family health, cultural and behavior influences on food selection, and the management of commercial and noncommercial food systems.

NUFD Roadmap for the 2021-22 CatalogBS NUFD Program Catalog Information

NUFD Career Information

Dietetics Concentration (DPD)

The Didactic Program in Dietetics meets requirements that pepare students to become a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN), as well as a variety of careers in clinical nutrition, community nutrition, private practice, food service administration, and food science.

This program is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. A verification of DPD completion establishes eligibility for a Dietetic Internship and examination for becoming a Diet Technician Registered or RDN.

DPD Program

NUFD Dietetics Roadmap

NUFD Dietetics Advising Sheet

Declare Dietetics Concentration

Minor in Nutrition and Food

The minor in Nutrition and Food gives students an understanding of the role food and nutrition play in health and disease prevention through coursework in food safety, cultural foods, nutrition & wellness, and metabolism and elective options in life-cycle nutrition, sports nutrition, and current nutrition controversies. The minor could be a relevant addition to many majors.New Minor in Nutrition and Food Starting in Fall 2021

Advising Sheet

Dietetic Internship (DI)

This is a post-baccalaureate, 42 week internship that currently accepts 10 students annually. The program provides full-time supervised practice at a variety of healthcare and community facilities with emphasis on disease prevention and public policy.

Dietetic Internship


NUFD faculty advisors can assist you with major course selection; degree progress evaluation; volunteer and internship opportunities; and career or graduate education planning. You can meet with any NUFD advisor during scheduled office hours. Monthly group advising and peer advising sessions are also available.

To schedule an appointment, click on the "Academic Advising Appointment" button below and follow these instructions:

1. Appointment Type: Advising

2. Service: Search “Nutrition.”

3. Select “Nutrition and Food Advising” under FACS Department Advising

4. Click “Find Available Time.”

5. Staff Member: Select [an advisor] and available time and date.

Academic Advising Appointment

Academic Advisors

Peer Mentor

Group Advising for Perspective Students (Please email instructor to RSVP)
Date Location Advisor Time
9/21/21  Mical Shilts 10:30am
10/13/21  Seunghee Wie 3:00pm
11/10/21  Kelly Thompson 10:00am
12/8/21  Urvashi Mulasi 3:00pm

Food & Nutrition Club

The Food and Nutrition Club is a student-run organization at Sacramento State University serving the needs of students with an interest in health and a passion for food.

Fan Club Membership Form

Fan Club Officer Interest Form

Fan Club Facebook Page


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