What are the differences between Nutrition and Food Science?

Although these two majors are similar in that they both center on food, their emphasis on its implications are very different. Nutrition studies the relationship between foods and its effect on an individual’s health. Nutrition considers topics such as obesity, malnutrition, food insecurity and nutritional deficiencies. In comparison, Food Science considers chemical, biological, and physical properties of food in relation to manufacturing, processing, and storage of food products.