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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 behavioral 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

NUFD Major Advising Sheet

Dietetics Concentration (DPD)

The Didactic Program in Dietetics meets requirements that prepare 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

NUFD Minor

Minor in Nutrition & Food

The minor in Nutrition and Food provides 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 any major and is particularly well-suited towards students pursuing careers in public health, gerontology, psychology, human development, health science, education, medicine, nursing, and other healthcare professions.

NEW MS Degree in Nutrition and Food

The Sacramento State Master of Science in Nutrition and Food program prepares students for leadership and advocacy in nutrition programs and policy. Students apply nutrition and food research to improve individual and community health by developing strategies to promote food access, health equity, and dietary change.

The 30-unit program includes specialized coursework in nutrition science, advanced community nutrition, behavioral nutrition, and food and nutrition policy plus a wide array of interdisciplinary electives to be tailored to interests and career goals.

The graduate program is designed to:

  • provide career advancement opportunities in federal, state, and local food access and nutrition education agencies,
  • complement the Sacramento State’s Dietetic Internship for those on the path to becoming Registered Dietitian Nutritionists.*

The first cohort of graduate students will start in fall 2023 with applications due February 1, 2023, via CalState Apply

*Note: The Sacramento State Dietetic Internship, requires a separate application. More information about the Internship can be found at:

MS NUFD Informational Flyer

MS NUFD Catalog Information

CSUS Office of Graduate Studies

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 an 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

NUFD Peer Mentor

Group Advising for Perspective Students (Please email instructor to RSVP)
Date Location Advisor Time
4/12/22 Seunghee Wie 1:30 pm
5/10/22  Kelly Thompson 10:00 am
6/7/22 Nadine Braunstein 10:00 am
8/4/22 Urvashi Mulasi 11:00 am
9/23/22 Mical Shilts 10:00 am

Apply to FACS Lecture Pool

FACS Lecture Pool

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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