Culinary Nutrition

JWU’s bachelor of science degree in Culinary Nutrition brings together culinary arts, nutrition and food science to improve the way people eat. The goal? Produce chefs who know how to make nutritious food — and nutritionists who know how to cook.

Our program is the first of its kind to receive accreditation from the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND).  

Want to learn what it takes to research, develop and market a new food product, or to create a new low fat, high flavor spa menu?

Culinary Food Science Build the skills to work in such fields as product research and development, spa cuisine and test kitchen production.

Clinical/Dietetics* Focus on the correlation between proper diet and disease prevention. Courses explore nutrition’s role in keeping us healthy, from the basic principles of nutrition, biochemistry and anatomy as they relate to diet, to diagnostic therapies for those with food allergies, food intolerance and food-intake related diseases.

img Culinary Nutritions DEN 170x150Your senior year, you’ll have the opportunity to apply your practical knowledge in a professional internship or summer term abroad.

Catalog Course Information

In alignment with the mission and goals of the department, the Culinary Nutrition Handbook (551K PDF) outlines the policies, procedures and requirements of the Culinary Nutrition program. 

Admissions Requirements
This program is open to students who have earned an associate degree in either Culinary Arts or Baking & Pastry Arts and have a 3.0 GPA.

Baking & Pastry Arts students must complete the first-year Culinary Arts laboratory portion of the Culinary Arts Advanced Standing program, NUTR2001, and sophomore culinary laboratory term prior to entering the Culinary Nutrition program. 

You may enroll in the program at the beginning of any term; you must complete an application to enter. You may also email Todd Seyfarth or call 401-598-2589.

To reflect the vision of the university, the Culinary Nutrition program has established the following mission and goals. The program is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND), 120 South Riverside Plaza, Suite 2000, Chicago, IL 60606-6995, 312-899-0040, ext. 5400.

*Program graduates will be eligible for but not guaranteed a dietetic internship program. Upon completion of a dietetic internship, graduates are eligible to sit for the registration exam to become a Registered Dietitian (RD).