This pedagogical retrospective describes a collaboration between a Nutrition, Dietetics, and Food Sciences (NDFS) course and a Landscape Architecture and Environmental Planning (LAEP) travel course that aimed to 1) Identify connections between food consumption and land-use, 2) Provide a shared nutrition education experience for students, and 3) Create an embedded teaching-research synergy for NDFS and LAEP students. Goal 1 was partially met, primarily due to COVID-19 interference with planned course activities. Goal 2 provided great real-world opportunities for NDFS students, though some LAEP students viewed the time commitment as too great. Goal 3 was fulfilled for the NDFS students through data analysis and result dissemination. The shortened course period meant LAEP students did not gain a comprehensive understanding of the research project or the rationale for the rigorous assessments. This transdisciplinary example demonstrates how teachers can improve learning experiences by teaching how to address shared problems collaboratively rather than separately.