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.

Faculty Achievements

Creasy Receives College Teaching Award

Dr. Chew & Dr. Creasy

Dr. Chew & Dr. Creasy

Dr. Rebecca Creasy received the 2018 Marion Teaching Award, which is awarded to a professor who is an exceptional teacher and who has demonstrated outstanding mentorship to underclassmen in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences. Learn more about the award.

Student Achievements

Food Science Students Win First Place in IFT College Bowl Regionals

Food Science & Technology students on the 2018 College Bowl team

Food Science & Technology students on the 2018 IFT College Bowl team

Food Science students on the 2018 IFT College Bowl team won first place in the South Central Region competition. Learn more about the IFT College Bowl.

Food Science Student Wins Grand Innovation Challenge Award

Zahra Mohammad and her team received the Grand Innovation Challenge Award for her innovative idea to increase productivity and drought tolerance in wheat by using beneficial bacterial strains. This is a team-based completion; each team presents an innovative idea or solution to improve human feed, health, or environment. The winning team will go to Brazil in July for global completion.

Zahra Mohammad is a PhD candidate working under Dr. Alejandro Castillo. She has also received the 4th Annual International Livestock Forum Student Fellowships in January 2018.



Spring 2018 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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Recent Papers

  1. Zhang, H, Shi, JH, Jiang, H, Wang, K, Lu, JY, Jiang, X et al.. ZBTB20 regulates EGFR expression and hepatocyte proliferation in mouse liver regeneration. Cell Death Dis. 2018;9 (5):462. doi: 10.1038/s41419-018-0514-0. PubMed PMID:29700307 .
  2. Triff, K, McLean, MW, Callaway, E, Goldsby, J, Ivanov, I, Chapkin, RS et al.. Dietary fat and fiber interact to uniquely modify global histone post-translational epigenetic programming in a rat colon cancer progression model. Int. J. Cancer. 2018; :. doi: 10.1002/ijc.31525. PubMed PMID:29659013 .
  3. Xie, L, Yang, X, He, Y, Yuan, R, Chai, Y. Polyacrylamide Gel-Contained Zinc Finger Peptide as the "Lock" and Zinc Ions as the "Key" for Construction of Ultrasensitive Prostate-Specific Antigen SERS Immunosensor. ACS Appl Mater Interfaces. 2018;10 (17):15200-15206. doi: 10.1021/acsami.7b19717. PubMed PMID:29658693 .
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Dual Masters in Kinesiology and Nutrition
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Scholarship information 2017-2018
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