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

Aug 22

New Graduate Student Orientation

August 22 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
College Station

Recent Papers

  1. Ma, X, Lin, L, Yue, J, Wu, CS, Guo, CA, Wang, R et al.. Suppression of Ghrelin Exacerbates HFCS-Induced Adiposity and Insulin Resistance. Int J Mol Sci. 2017;18 (6):. doi: 10.3390/ijms18061302. PubMed PMID:28629187 .
  2. Ward, LR, Kerth, CR, Pillai, SD. Nutrient Profiles and Volatile Odorous Compounds of Raw Milk After Exposure to Electron Beam Pasteurizing Doses. J. Food Sci. 2017; :. doi: 10.1111/1750-3841.13763. PubMed PMID:28613401 .
  3. Zheng, J, Xiao, KL, Chen, L, Wu, C, Hu, X, Zeng, T et al.. Insulin sensitizers improve the GLP-1 secretion and the amount of intestinal L cells on high-fat-diet-induced catch-up growth. Nutrition. ;39-40 :82-91. doi: 10.1016/j.nut.2017.01.002. PubMed PMID:28606576 .
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Dual Masters in Kinesiology and Nutrition
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Phone: 979-845-2142
Office Hours: Mon. - Fri. 8am - 5pm