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WEC Unit: Food Science and Nutrition

The Department of Food Science and Nutrition, in the College of Food, Agricultural and Natural Resource Sciences (CFANS), maitains excellence in undergraduate and graduate education and offers programs in both food science and nutrition. With a core faculty of 31 members, the department operates a number of specilialized laboratories where food science and nutrition research is conducted. Some of the research focuses in the department include application of behavioral change theory, food processing, bioterrorism, biotransformation enzymes, body composition and energy expenditure assessment, dairy chemistry, metabolomics, and chronic disease prevention. Food Science and Nutrition students are active in outreach programs in the food industry, local, naitonal, and international nutrition and health, and consumer communities.

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