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

Sun 15

Membrane & Other Separations Technologies Short Course

May 15 @ 5:00 pm - May 19 @ 12:00 pm

Recent Papers

  1. Amoako, DB, Awika, JM. Polymeric tannins significantly alter properties and in vitro digestibility of partially gelatinized intact starch granule. Food Chem. 2016;208 :10-7. doi: 10.1016/j.foodchem.2016.03.096. PubMed PMID:27132818 .
  2. Chen, L, Zhao, J, Tang, Q, Li, H, Zhang, C, Yu, R et al.. PFKFB3 Control of Cancer Growth by Responding to Circadian Clock Outputs. Sci Rep. 2016;6 :24324. doi: 10.1038/srep24324. PubMed PMID:27079271 PubMed Central PMC4832144.
  3. Kim, H, Banerjee, N, Barnes, RC, Pfent, CM, Talcott, ST, Dashwood, RH et al.. Mango polyphenolics reduce inflammation in intestinal colitis-involvement of the miR-126/PI3K/AKT/mTOR axis in vitro and in vivo. Mol. Carcinog. 2016; :. doi: 10.1002/mc.22484. PubMed PMID:27061150 .
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Undergraduate Research (NUTR/FSTC 485/491)
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Nutrition Seminar Series
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Food Science Seminar Series


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