Department of Nutrition and Food Science

Welcome to the Department of Nutrition and Food Science

Welcome to the Department of Nutrition and Food Science – established January 2005 upon a rich heritage of Aggie leadership in nutrition and food science.  In creating the Department, the state of Texas and Texas A&M University recognized the importance of the disciplines of nutrition and food science in maintaining health and preventing diseases.

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Academic Programs

Our Department offers several undergraduate and graduate programs.

Research Areas

Our faculty conduct research on the role of bioactives in the prevention of chronic diseases such as cancer and obesity.

Our Faculty

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Upcoming Events

Mon 07

“The Critical Role of Diet in Colon Cancer”

September 7 @ 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
College Station
Mon 21

Kattesh V. Katti, M.Sc.Ed, PhD, DSC, FRSC

September 21 @ 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
College Station
Mon 28

“Brown Adipose Tissue Matrix-Assisted Cell Transplantation”

September 28 @ 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
College Station

Recent Papers

  1. Kaur, J, Karthikeyan, R, Pillai, SD. Effectiveness of ultrasound, UV-C, and photocatalysis on inactivation kinetics of Aeromonas hydrophila. J Environ Sci Health A Tox Hazard Subst Environ Eng. 2015;50 (12):1223-9. doi: 10.1080/10934529.2015.1055135. PubMed PMID:26301848 .
  2. Dias, MM, Martino, HS, Noratto, G, Roque-Andrade, A, Stringheta, PC, Talcott, S et al.. Anti-inflammatory activity of polyphenolics from açai (Euterpe oleracea Martius) in intestinal myofibroblasts CCD-18Co cells. Food Funct. 2015; :. doi: 10.1039/c5fo00278h. PubMed PMID:26243669 .
  3. Banerjee, N, Kim, H, Krenek, K, Talcott, ST, Mertens-Talcott, SU. Mango polyphenolics suppressed tumor growth in breast cancer xenografts in mice: role of the PI3K/AKT pathway and associated microRNAs. Nutr Res. 2015;35 (8):744-51. doi: 10.1016/j.nutres.2015.06.002. PubMed PMID:26194618 .
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Phone: 979-845-2142
Office Hours: Mon. - Fri. 8am - 5pm