Anthony Kyriakides '25G

An Interest in Educating Others
UNH nutrition and dietetics master's student Anthony Kyriakides ‘25G

Anthony Kyriakides a master’s student in the nutrition and dietetics program. He graduated with his bachelor’s degree in dietetics and applied nutrition from Johnson & Wales University.

When he’s not studying, Anthony, who has worked at many resorts as a banquet cook in many resorts, says he loves hosting dinner parties where he can share food that he cooks with others. COLSA: How would you explain your discipline and/or research to a non-scientist?

Anthony Kyriakides: I would explain my discipline of dietetics as a way of educating others about food and nutrition in a way that makes sense.

COLSA: What do you wish your colleagues/friends/family knew about your work?

Anthony: I wish my friends and family would understand that we go to school for nutrition and dietetics and that the social media influencers whom they follow often lack any sort of education.

COLSA: What do you consider your biggest challenge?

<Anthony: My biggest challenge is research. It is personally something I find extremely tedious and annoying. I would much rather let other people do the research, and I will happily take their word for it.

COLSA: What drives you?

Anthony: I became interested in nutrition in high school. I had biology teachers whom I looked up to and admired.  I now want to become the fun teacher who gets students genuinely interested and excited to come to class.

COLSA: What are you most proud of?

Anthony: I took a fine dining lab as an undergrad during which my group put together a 6-course menu and served it to twenty guests.  We even made sure to use all our food waste to create an additional course on our menu. In that class, I created one of the most refined dishes of my career, a mushroom tea with pickled pink oyster mushrooms, honey, ginger fluid gel, baby leeks, curly green onions, and soy-cured egg yolks.

COLSA: Why did you choose UNH?

Anthony: I chose UNH because this program has a large emphasis on sustainability, and grants me teaching and culinary opportunities.

COLSA: What do you plan to do with your degree?

Anthony: I plan on becoming a Registered Dietitian. From there, I want to expand upon my culinary experience and become a chef RD and teach culinary nutrition in a high school or college setting.