Nutrition and Food Science

Program Accreditation and/or Recognitions

  • Our Didactic Program in Dietetics (DPD)and our Dietetics Internship Program are both accredited by the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND), which is the accrediting agency of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (AND), formerly known as the American Dietetic Association, for education programs that prepare students for careers as Registered Dietitian Nutritionists (RDNs) or Dietetic Technicians, Registered (DTRs).
  • Our undergraduate program is the only approved program in Southern California by the Institute of Food Technologists (IFT) and the Research Chefs Association (RCA).
  • In addition to our regular programs, NFS offers an optional opportunity to learn important Dietetic skills in Spanish known as Estudiante de Dietética. The program consists of three activity courses on nutrition and medical terminology in Spanish, Hispanic foods and culture, nutrition counseling and educating skills in Spanish (NTR 3350A, NTR 3280A, and NTR 4440A).