Nutrition and Food

We offer two tracks within the Bachelor of Science in Nutrition and Food program: Food Service Management; and Nutrition, Wellness, and Health Promotion.

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Do you have a passion for food? It's time to put it to use

In the Food Service Management track, you'll focus on the controls of the food service system — like accounting, budgeting, pricing and regulations — and critically understand the theories and applications of human resources management, marketing and organizational design.

Through in-depth team projects, our students focus on modern food production, design, quality and productivity. You'll understand the health effects of nutrient inadequacies and excesses — and learn the value of producing quality food to achieve organizational and nutritional goals.

Are you interested in communicating nutrition information through social media, believe in exercise as part of a holistic approach, and have an entrepreneurial spirit? In the Nutrition, Wellness, and Health Promotion track you will work across disciplines to gain an appreciation for communicating sound nutrition information to targeted populations and communities to encourage individuals to make healthy decisions. You’ll learn to assess and evaluate community programs, while taking advantage of our location to work in a wide range of program sites.

Our students apply their skills through internships at organizations like Panera Bread, Women's Lunch Place, Rosie's Place, The Boston Elder Protective Services Program, Aramark and the Somerville Health Department. Our graduates are leaders in the food service management industry and find success as directors, planners and managers.

You’ll have opportunities to explore your interests, build your skills and develop mentoring relationships with leaders in the field.

Students in our Food Service Management track apply their skills through fieldwork at organizations like: 

  • Panera Bread
  • Women’s Lunch Place
  • Rosie’s Place
  • The Boston Elder Protective Services Program
  • Aramark
  • Somerville Health Department

So you know that Simmons is a great place to be, you've learned about our programs, maybe even come for a you're ready to apply! Let's get started.

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Our Faculty

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Lisa Brown

  • Associate Professor and Director of Dietetic Internships
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Teresa Fung

  • Professor and Director of Didactic Program in Dietetics
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Sharon Gallagher

  • Assistant Dietetic Internship Director / Associate Professor of Practice