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Community Nutrition

The Community Nutrition minor exposes students to the strategies available to promote proper nutrition among individuals, families and communities. Students analyze the social and environmental influences and available resources that affect food consumption and nutritional status. This minor would be of interest to students planning to work on issues related to health or food systems, in communities domestically or abroad. Community nutrition may attract students majoring in human development, community regional development, global disease biology or biological sciences, and students across disciplines who plan to enter a health profession or the public health field.    


20 units

Complete the following courses (11 units):

  • NUT 111AY​ Introduction to Nutrition and Metabolism (3 units)
  • NUT 111B​ Recommendations & Standards for Human Nutrition (2 units)
  • NUT 118 Community Nutrition (4 units)
  • NUT 192 Internship (2 units)

Complete the following (9 units):

  • NUT 120AN​ Nutritional Anthropology (4 units)
    • Or NUT 120BN​ Nutritional Geography (4 units)
  • NPB 101 Systemic Physiology (5 units)

Replacement courses: 

Note: If the student’s major program requires the same course in biochemistry and physiology, only one of the courses may duplicate credit toward the minor. Each program below lists replacement courses to fulfill the minimum unit requirement.

  • NUT 114 Developmental Nutrition (4 units)
  • NUT 116A​ Clinical Nutrition (3 units)
  • NUT 116B​ Clinical Nutrition (3 units)
  • NUT 116AL​ Clinical Nutrition Practicum (3 units)
  • NUT 116BL​ Clinical Nutrition Practicum (3 units)

Total = 20 units

Minor Advisors

Martha Amesquita
(530) 752-2512

Stephanie Myers
(530) 752-7094