When diet is wrong, medicine is of no use. When diet is correct, medicine is of no need.
- Ancient Ayurvedic Proverb
The Food and Nutrition Programs at LaGuardia Community College provide students with a variety of options with which to explore their interests in food, nutrition, and management. Through their studies, program graduates are equipped with the knowledge and skills to be competitive in the labor market. Many graduates choose to continue their studies at four-year baccalaureate programs.
Bette Cohen, MS, RN
The Food and Nutrition Programs are located in the Department of Health Sciences. This area of study offers three academic degree programs and one continuing education program. Many of the academic courses are required for all three degree programs.
Food and Nutrition
leads to an Associate of Science degree. Students enter this program
because of a strong interest in nutrition and its relationship to
health and disease. Graduates are employed in the health care sector,
primarily hospitals and nursing homes, as well as community-based
programs Employment opportunities
include positions and responsibilities involving both clinical
nutrition and foodservice management.
Foodservice Management Program attracts students who want to
in the ever-challenging world of foodservice. This Associate of Applied
Science degree allows graduates to work in entry-level management
positions within the foodservice industry.
Foodservice Management Program is a special program offered to
employees of the Department of Education School Food Division of New
York City. This Associate of Science degree gives graduates an
opportunity to become School Lunch Managers. Graduates can also pursue
other foodservice management careers with this major.
The Food and Nutrition Managers Program is a certificate based program, offered jointly with the Division of Continuing Education. Students must be employed in the foodservice department of a hospital or nursing home to participate in this program and be sponsored by a Registered Dietitian. The focus of the program is to improve skills already acquired on the job, and to prepare the graduates for possible advancement to the position of Food Service Supervisor.