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Welcome to the Program in Nutrition at Teachers College, Columbia University!


Nutrition is an exciting field. Our graduates work in a variety of settings through a variety of modalities such as counseling one-on-one, educating groups, implementing activities in organizations and communities and on the internet, working in the area of food and food systems as well as participating in public health program planning and policy development. The field is ever changing, permitting our graduates to grow, use their creativity and change with their changing interests and skills. The field of nutrition has a place for you whether you are interested in food and food systems, working in communities or in clinical nutrition, or you have an entrepreneurial spirit. One graduate combined her passion and previous training in culinary arts with our master's degree and now hosts her own television cooking show and writes books on healthful cooking. Another graduate realized that with the availability of fast foods and convenience snacks, children in urban schools have little knowledge of the origin of foods. She and a team developed the Cookshop Program through which children learn to cook plant foods in the classroom and learn how food is grown by visiting urban vegetable gardens. And yet another graduate is a nutrition consultant to professional sports teams and conducts research on carbohydrate-loading and exercise endurance. The possibilities are many to make a difference in the world. [read more]

This website has been designed to help you gather the information you need to successfully join our Nutrition program. Please read our website carefully and then attend our live information session with our very experienced advisor who can further address all your individual questions and concerns.