Department of Nutrition and Dietetics was established in Istanbul Okan University in the year of 2010 in order to provide education and do research in the field of Nutrition and Dietetics. The mission of the program is to educate students to become dietitians who analyze and find solutions for nutritional problems of the individuals and the community, provide healthy nutrition to the mass feeding organizations in public and private sector by effective management of food services, contribute to nutrition education and policy making activities across disciplines through effective communication, plan diets for individuals which suits their psychological, physiological, economical and sociological conditions, continue to advance their knowledge by following developments in academic world and make contributions through researches. The vision of the department is to be recognized, preferred and role model in both national and international level with its scientific researches, consultation services and publications. The contents of the course given in the department are in accordance with American and European Nutrition and Dietetic Department programs course contents as we follow the latest applications and standards used in these countries. The head of the department, Prof. Dr. Türkan Kutluay Merdol, was the representative of Turkish Dietetic Association in EFAD (European Federation for Associations of Dietitians) and ICDA (International Confederation for Dietetic Associations) for many years and acted as the dissemination group director of the EFAD’s DIETS (Dietitians Improving Education and Training Standards) Project for 3 years. Dietitian training programs in Europe, especially in Finland, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, United Kingdom, Norway are in greater harmony in terms of duration of education and duration of this study hours per week, total hours and ECTS values. Istanbul Okan University Department of Nutrition and Dietetics program show one to one harmony with these applications.