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.

Joshua R. Sutton  Receives Top Honor at Texas A&M

Joshua R. Sutton, Food Science student in the Department of Nutrition and Food Science,  received the 2017 Robert Gates-Muller Family Outstanding Student Award. The award is given to the one exceptional senior graduating from Texas A&M who has demonstrated qualities of leadership, patriotism, and courage.  The award is named in honor of former US Secretary of Defense Robert M. Gates. The award is recognized as one of three top honors for graduating seniors. Congratulations!

Spring 2017 NFSC Graduates

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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

Oct 14

2017 Dietetic Internship Preparation Workshop

October 14 @ 10:00 am - 2:30 pm
College Station

Recent Papers

  1. Liu, Z, Yan, S, Wang, J, Xu, Y, Wang, Y, Zhang, S et al.. Endothelial adenosine A2a receptor-mediated glycolysis is essential for pathological retinal angiogenesis. Nat Commun. 2017;8 (1):584. doi: 10.1038/s41467-017-00551-2. PubMed PMID:28928465 PubMed Central PMC5605640.
  2. Jin, UH, Cheng, Y, Park, H, Davidson, LA, Callaway, ES, Chapkin, RS et al.. Short Chain Fatty Acids Enhance Aryl Hydrocarbon (Ah) Responsiveness in Mouse Colonocytes and Caco-2 Human Colon Cancer Cells. Sci Rep. 2017;7 (1):10163. doi: 10.1038/s41598-017-10824-x. PubMed PMID:28860561 PubMed Central PMC5579248.
  3. Xu, Y, Wang, Y, Yan, S, Zhou, Y, Yang, Q, Pan, Y et al.. Intracellular adenosine regulates epigenetic programming in endothelial cells to promote angiogenesis. EMBO Mol Med. 2017;9 (9):1263-1278. doi: 10.15252/emmm.201607066. PubMed PMID:28751580 PubMed Central PMC5582416.
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Dual Masters in Kinesiology and Nutrition
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Scholarship information 2017-2018
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Phone: 979-845-2142
Office Hours: Mon. - Fri. 8am - 5pm