Explore the nutritional needs of the body and gain the expertise to educate others about nutrition. Earn a degree in Food and Nutrition from the University of Idaho.

B.S. Food & Nutrition

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College of Agricultural and Life Sciences
University of Idaho
875 Perimeter Drive MS 2336
Moscow, ID 83844-2336

Managing the Human Body

Learn about the nutritional needs of the body and apply that knowledge to advise others in healthy eating. Examine human anatomy and physiology, and explore the role of vitamins, minerals, proteins, fats, carbohydrates, and microscopic organisms in the body’s biochemical processes. Learn to create nutrition plans, calculate caloric needs, plan healthy menus and advise clients about their diets. 

Fast Facts

  • Classes in Coeur d’Alene and Spokane
  • Our graduates’ pass rates for the registered dietitian exam exceeds the national average
  • Shadow a registered dietician
  • Grow vegetables at the UI organic farm
  • Intern with the Health Department
  • Nutrition adviser
  • Clinical dietitian
  • Health educator


Potential salary is based
upon national averages.
Job Placement


of graduates earn a job in their field after college.
Degree Prep To prepare for courses required to earn a degree in Food and Nutrition, we recommend you:
  • take biology and chemistry courses
  • practice eating a healthy diet
  • develop leadership skills in student office
Emphasis Areas Whether it’s custom classes, an emphasis, or an option, this degree offers you an even more enhanced and customizable experience in the following areas:
Lab Fees


Approximate lab fees for required courses. Includes supervised practice/placement fees.
Scholarships Over 400 scholarships are offered exclusively to College of Agricultural and Life Sciences (CALS) students based on GPA and other qualifications. Learn more.

You can find general need- and merit-based scholarships on the Financial Aid Office's scholarships page.
Financial Aid To find out about deadlines and eligibility requirements, please visit the University of Idaho Financial Aid Office.
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Hands-on Learning
  • Study abroad in India, Taiwan, or Mexico
  • Complete a senior-year practicum in Spokane, WA
  • Work with community organizations
  • Work for hospital health care team
  • Assist with faculty grant-funded research
  • Access to a certified organic farm
  • Deliver Meals on Wheels
  • Health Department 
  • UI Extension Office
  • Child Nutrition Program
  • Food and Nutrition Club
  • Family and Consumer Sciences Club
  • Phi Upsilon Omicron