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California Polytechnic University, Pomona
Foods and Nutrition B.S. with Dietetics Option

Food and Nutrition students are generally interested in many aspects of food, health and people with a desire to make a difference in the well being of others. To achieve professional expertise students pursue a variety of extracurricular educational opportunities in addition to their traditional coursework. As part of community service nutrition/dietetic students study and work in the community delivering nutrition education at schools, senior citizen centers and the LA County Women, Infants and Children Clinics. Through internships some nutrition science students are studying the immunological properties of human milk at a new biotech company that processes human milk for neonatal intensive care units. One student this year took the initiative to author a research paper on the nutrient composition of donate human milk which is now in press in the journal of the American Dietetic Association. Another undergraduate nutrition science student published two papers during his undergraduate study with a professor!. Other students volunteer at a local hospitals and skilled nursing facilities where they work with a variety of patients such as those with congestive heart failure. Food science students learn food processing pursuing internships at dairy, sushi, supplement, fresh produce packaging and seasoning amount others type of food companies. On campus students have the opportunity to participate in National Institutes of Health funded research on the requirement for folate and choline in subjects with different genetic backgrounds as well as industry supported research of developing healthy food alternatives. 

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  CSU GE-Breadth/IGETC recommended for this major? Yes
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