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Welcome to the Program in Nutrition

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.

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Prospective Students: Mandatory Information Sessions

We ask all prospective students to begin the information-gathering process by participating in an audio (telephone) information session hosted by Dr. Lora Sporny of the Program in Nutrition. Each two to three-hour information session includes an overview of the Program in Nutrition, the application process (including prerequisite courses), the Dietetic Internship Program, and DPD courses for Dietetic Internship eligibility. During each information session you will have an opportunity to ask questions and receive individualized responses.

Audio sessions are the 2nd and 4th Sunday of each month from 9:00am until 11:00am eastern standard time (i.e., New York City time).

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Program Director: Professor Isobel R. Contento

Box: 137

Teachers College, Columbia University
525 West 120th Street New York, NY 10027

Contact Person: Professor Isobel R. Contento

Phone: (212)678-3130, (212) 678-3950    Fax: (212) 678-8259   


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Congratulations to our 2018 Doctoral Graduates!

Congratulations, graduates! Read all about the work of our doctoral students in our Doctoral Student Update.

Vigilant Adherence to Celiac Diet Linked with Lower Quality of Life

People with celiac disease who are extremely vigilant about not ingesting gluten may have a reduced perception about their quality of life...

New Study: Creating Healthy Food Environments at Home

A new study in the Maternal and Child Health Journal by Program in Nutrition alumna Dr Hersh Luesse suggests targeted communication methods for helping parents overcome the unique challenges they face in creating healthy food environments for their children. Read morhere.

New Study: Nutrition Educators Should Meet Students Where They’re At

A new study in Translational Behavioral Medicine by Program in Nutrition alumna Dr Marissa Burgermaster challenges the “one size fits all” approach to childhood obesity prevention programs. Read more here.

New Position Statement on Integrated, Comprehensive Nutrition in Schools

Food and nutrition play an integral role in schools from the cafeteria to the classroom to gardens and beyond according to a joint position paper of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, School Nutrition Association, and Society for Nutrition Education and Behavior, co-authored by Program in Nutrition faculty member Dr. Isobel Contento.

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