The information below describes typical occupations and employers associated with this major.
Understand that some of the options listed below may require additional training.
Moreover, you are not limited to these options alone when choosing a possible career path.
Description of Major
What and why consumers choose the foods they do is explored. Flavor, appearance, and textural influences on consumer
willingness to eat food products are examined. Cultural, religious, lifestyle, geographic, economic, and nutrition and
health influences on consumer food choices are also explored. Majors apply their knowledge about the chemical, physical,
and microbiological characteristics of food to the selection, preparation, home processing, storage, and serving of safe
food to the consumer. The relationship among foods, nutrition, and health serves as the cornerstone of the Consumer
Possible Job Titles of Consumer Foods Graduates
Assistant Food Service Director
Community Health Educator
Consumer Affairs Representative
Cooperative Extension Services
Director of Food and Nutrition