We Shape the Future of Nutrition and Food Practices and Policy
Improving Public Health Through Nutrition
Department of Nutrition and Food Studies
The Department of Nutrition and Food Studies prepares students to address public health issues involving nutrition and food access. Located 15 miles from the nation’s capital, the nutrition and food studies program at Mason is the only one of its kind in northern Virginia. Our students learn how to combine the science of nutrition with the culture of food to impact society and influence behavior changes that can improve public health and people’s access to quality food sources.