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Food Studies Minor

Feed your hunger for success in an expanding field. Supplement your degree with a minor in food studies.

With the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics forecasting a 20-plus percent job growth through 2022 for nutritionists, dieticians and nutritional educators, the future is bright for students interested in food-related careers. Adelphi’s food studies minor offers students a recipe for rewarding careers spanning everything from health and nutrition to sustainability, public policy, entrepreneurship, government, communications, food management, business and culinary arts.

Why Should I Minor in Food Studies?

The food studies program at Adelphi is relevant to anyone who eats—and who shares an interest in issues like the ethics of eating and the environmental impact of food.

Small classes and a rigorous curriculum designed and taught by top-tier professors are all benefits of Adelphi’s personalized approach to learning. Outside the classroom, you’ll have the opportunity to be mentored and to conduct cutting-edge research with faculty, and you’ll gain invaluable hands-on experience through internships that support your career goals. You can join our on-campus food recovery program, which collects unused food and distributes it to local homeless shelters. Additionally, the food studies minor encourages students to develop global perspectives by offering a course based in Nicaragua.

What Will I Study in the Food Studies Minor?

This dynamic minor looks at the global impact of food production, distribution and consumption through a multidisciplinary lens drawing on anthropology, communications, environmental studies, history, languages and political science. You’ll explore food and its deeply embedded relationship to culture, the environment, health, history, ideology, identity and policy. 

Courses in the 15-credit food studies minor cover topics such as paleo diets, the origins of food cultures, food production, the local food movement, consumption, obesity, the wellness movement, food insecurity, sustainability, policy, ethics and more.

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Who Are the Faculty for the Food Studies Minor?

Our faculty will inspire and motivate you by sharing their expertise, experience and enthusiasm in every course.

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How Can I Enroll in the Food Studies Minor?

Your adviser can offer guidance on how a food studies minor can complement your course of study. To learn more about planning a minor in food studies, contact the Department of Anthropology.


For further information, please contact:

Department of Anthropology
Alumnae Hall Room 218
p – 516.877.4110

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