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

Get to know our faculty.

Upcoming Events

Mon 05

Circadian and Metabolic Control of Macrophage Activation in Obesity

September 5 @ 11:25 am - 12:00 pm
College Station
Mon 12

Interplay between diet and colon microbiota: Impacts on colon health

September 12 @ 11:30 am - 12:00 pm
College Station
Mon 19

Brain Serotonin Circuits and Feeding Behavior

September 19 @ 11:30 am - 12:00 pm
College Station
Mon 26

Dietary Control of Stem Cells in Obesity and Cancer

September 26 @ 11:30 am - 12:00 pm
College Station
Sat 01

Dietetic Internship Preparation Workshop

October 1 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
College Station

Recent Papers

  1. Fan, YY, Davidson, LA, Chapkin, RS. Murine Colonic Organoid Culture System and Downstream Assay Applications. Methods Mol. Biol. 2016; :. doi: 10.1007/7651_2016_8. PubMed PMID:27539462 .
  2. Nemec, MJ, Kim, H, Marciante, AB, Barnes, RC, Talcott, ST, Mertens-Talcott, SU et al.. Pyrogallol, an absorbable microbial gallotannins-metabolite and mango polyphenols (Mangifera Indica L.) suppress breast cancer ductal carcinoma in situ proliferation in vitro. Food Funct. 2016; :. doi: 10.1039/c6fo00636a. PubMed PMID:27491891 .
  3. Hou, TY, Davidson, LA, Kim, E, Fan, YY, Fuentes, NR, Triff, K et al.. Nutrient-Gene Interaction in Colon Cancer, from the Membrane to Cellular Physiology. Annu. Rev. Nutr. 2016;36 :543-70. doi: 10.1146/annurev-nutr-071715-051039. PubMed PMID:27431370 .
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Training Program in Primary Cancer Prevention


Phone: 979-845-2142
Office Hours: Mon. - Fri. 8am - 5pm