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Nutrition and Food

The nutrition and food minor provides students with basic knowledge about the chemical and biological components of food and the ways in which foods affect our nutrition, health and well-being. With overweight and obesity at an all-time high, food and nutrition play an important role in our everyday health.

The minor is suited towards students pursuing careers in psychology, human development, education, public health, medicine, nursing, other healthcare professions, and business or economics.


Plan in advance to include the required course prerequisites.

22 units

Complete the following courses (22 units)

  • NUT 111AY Introduction to Nutrition and Metabolism (3 units)
  • NUT 111B Recommendations and Standards for Human Nutrition (2 units)
  • NUT 120AN Nutritional Anthropology (4 units)
    • ​Or NUT 120BN Nutritional Geography (4 units)
  • FST 100A Food Chemistry (4 units)
  • FST 100B Food Properties (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 = 22 units


Minor Advisors

Martha Amesquita
(530) 752-2512

Stephanie Myers
(530) 752-7094