Welcome to the Foods & Nutrition Virtual Tour

We’re on a mission to help make America healthier by eating better. Some of us take a scientific track. Others like working with people on nutritional programs. Together in our clubs we apply what we’ve learned in community projects that do some real good. Industry groups and internships with major companies give us real world experience and contacts with future employers.

Classes and Labs

From radiology to surgical assisting, we’re hands-on.

From frijoles to falafel, healthier ethnic food

In our class on food and culture, we analyze dishes from Latin America, Asia, the Middle East and invent ways to make them healthier as well as tasty, testing nutritional value with the latest cool tools.

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The new babies at our sheep & swine unit

Enzymes gone wild: next stop, Hollywood

We had fun learning the chemistry of metabolism by putting on a play where the superheroes were enzymes. We find out how the body processes and uses nutrients. Foods can help treat disease, too.

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Clubs and Events

Our clubs: from AHSTA to Rodeo to Livestock Judging

The first nutritional counseling program of its kind

One of our professors developed a program to teach healthy eating in the Mexican community. It’s the first program of its kind, and our club members help as volunteers.

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Helping animals help people: Our Pet Therapy program

Real world food service planning and management

Our clubs and food service management classes take us into the community where we help create meal programs for schools, hospitals, restaurants. We learn how to lay out the perfect food service facility, too.

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Other Cool Stuff

Japanese student seminars: we’re the mentors.

What a dietitian does: a blend of food and medicine.

We get involved in industry groups like the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and attend fun events. They did this video on all the career directions a dietician can take, global or local.

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Pet-friendly classes

Community garden and fresh produce giveaways.

We team up with Plant Sciences and the Farm Store to help low-income people create community gardens, and take fresh produce from the farm into the inner city.

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