Our Program

The University of Washington Nutritional Sciences Program prepares students to improve individual and population health through the study of foods, nutrients, dietary behaviors, health outcomes, and food and policy environments. The Program offers an undergraduate major (BA) and minor; graduate degrees including the MS, MPH, and PhD; and graduate-level training leading to the Registered Dietitian (RD) or Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN) professional credential.


Resilient food systems providing safe, adequate, and culturally appropriate food and nutrition to promote health and wellness in just and sustainable ways for people and the planet


To prepare future leaders in nutritional sciences and food systems who will apply their knowledge and skills to address issues in population health locally, regionally, nationally, and globally


Collaboration, Courage, Diversity, Equity, Excellence, Impact, Innovation, Integrity, Respect, Social Justice, Sustainability