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.

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Recent Papers

  1. Spaulding, CJ, Mcneal, CJ, Coppin, JD, Shimek, C, Field, L, Murano, PS et al.. Engaging inner city middle school students in development of an energy expenditure food label. J Prev Interv Community. ;43 (2):123-34. doi: 10.1080/10852352.2014.973272. PubMed PMID:25898219 .
  2. Shannonhouse, JL, Grater, DM, York, D, Wellman, PJ, Morgan, C. Sex Differences in Motivational Responses to Dietary Fat in Syrian Hamsters. Physiol. Behav. 2015; :. doi: 10.1016/j.physbeh.2015.04.029. PubMed PMID:25896879 .
  3. Noratto, G, Martino, HS, Simbo, S, Byrne, D, Mertens-Talcott, SU. Consumption of polyphenol-rich peach and plum juice prevents risk factors for obesity-related metabolic disorders and cardiovascular disease in Zucker rats. J. Nutr. Biochem. 2015; :. doi: 10.1016/j.jnutbio.2014.12.014. PubMed PMID:25801980 .
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