Sustainable Food and Nutrition



Share your passion for food from farm-to-fork (food production through consumption) and working on food-related issues at a community, national or international level in the sustainable food and nutrition program at UW-Stevens Point. If you are interested in addressing the food and nutrition needs of a community by building the pathways that make it easier for everyone to buy and eat healthier foods now and in the future, this is the program for you. At the same time, you create connections that support local farmers, reduce resource use, consider social and cultural integrity, and provide for more robust local economic growth.

The SFN major allows students to choose an emphasis option in areas including business and economics, communication, food, natural resources or public health.

Explore Career Opportunities in Sustainable Food and Nutrition

This is a new major created in 2016 to meet the growing need for food system professionals who are able to effectively bridge multiple sectors of politics, agriculture, health science, community and the economy to build a more sustainable food system and find solutions for a more resilient world. You can help build innovative food and water systems for communities and impact the world. Your degree opens doors in food and nutrition jobs such as:
  • farm-to-school coordinator
  • nonprofit food and nutrition program manager
  • community garden coordinator
  • food policy manager
  • climate initiatives program officer
  • food market manager
  • youth education programmer
  • urban agriculture coordinator
  • community outreach coordinator
  • farmers market coordinator
  • foodservice manager
  • food or water policy researcher
Students majoring in sustainable food and nutrition also have the opportunity to apply for early admission into two related graduate programs for a combined bachelor’s and master’s degrees (3+2):

Get Involved on Campus

Through volunteer opportunities and innovative teaching approaches that put you in a K-12 classroom, you’ll be an active learner closely involved in real-world situations designed to ensure your professional success.

Gain Experience Outside the Classroom

Our program owns and operates the CPS Café that serves as our Food Service Management lab and challenges you to incorporate local foods into recipes. The CPS Café gives you the chance to learn all aspects of food-service operation and environmentally-friendly management.

The campus garden is another location for students and community members alike to learn, explore and volunteer in an organic agricultural setting.

Meet Your Sustainable Food and Nutrition Professors

The faculty and staff members of the School of Health Promotion and Human Development are committed to developing professionals who study, promote and model lifelong wellness for individuals, families and communities, building a stronger, healthier community.

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