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Welcome to the Department of Food and Nutritional Sciences (FNS)

2018 Food Product Development Team
Tuskegee University/FNS Team: L to R; L. Odum, T. Hatcher, A. Hodge, P. Greenwood, A. Smith and L. Franklin, Placed 2nd, at
2018 IFT SE Section Student Food Product Development Competition & Recognition, held at Auburn University, AL, on April 5th
B.S. Degree Options         M.S. Research Areas
Food Science Nutritional Science Food Safety
Didactic Program in Dietetics Public Health Nutrition Food Product Development
Food Science & Biology Nutritional Science & Biology Nutritional  Biochemistry
Community Nutrition

The Department of Food and Nutritional Sciences offers Bachelors of Science (B.S.) degrees in Food Science, Nutritional Science, Didactic Program in Dietetics, Public Health Nutrition, and dual degrees in Food Science & Biology or in Nutritional Science & Biology.  It also offers thesis and non-thesis Masters of Science (M.S.) degrees in Food Science or Nutritional Science and is part of the Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) program in Integrative Biosciences.

Vision

The Department of Food and Nutritional Sciences' vision is to educate highly competent professionals of all nationalities pursuing career paths or graduate school at either the M.S. or Ph.D. level.

Mission

Our mission is to training students in acquiring adequate knowledge, skills and competencies in food and nutritional sciences during integrated classroom instructions, hands-on research and extramural experiential learning opportunities in preparation as professionals in the global economy.


News/Events/Links 

2018 Food Industry Expo in Atlanta, GA, FNS attendees
FNS participants at Southeast IFT Food Industry Expo,
Cobb Galleria Center, Atlanta, GA, on February 6, 2018 
Dr. Stewart, IFT President, with Food Science Students
Dr. Stewart, IFT President, with Food Science Students
during October 2017 Advisory Board (FNSAB) Meeting
FNS News/Events Other Relevant Links
  • FNS Food Science Program was re-approved for another 5 years (2017-2022) by the Institute of Food Technologists (IFT) Higher Education Review Board (HERB)
  • FNS Team: L to R; L. Odum, T. Hatcher, A. Hodge, P. Greenwood, A. Smith and L. Franklin won 2nd place at the 2018 IFT Southeastern Section Student Product Development Competition & Recognition at Auburn University, AL, on April 5th.
  • Some FNS faculty, staff and students attended the IFT Southeast Section Food Industry Expo at Cobb Galleria Center, Atlanta, GA, on February 6, 2018.
  • The 2nd 2017 Advisory Board (FNSAB) annual meeting/site visit was held on October 19-20 at Tuskegee
  • 2017 FNS Students Annual Reception was held on September 28                                             
  • SEIFT Section of Merit logoSouth Eastern IFT Section was recognized as a Sections of Merit for 2017–2018.  In addition, Drs. A Bovell-Benjamin & N. Dawkins, Tuskegee University, were recognized for Outstanding Section Volunteerism.
  • WORLD FOOD DAY: October 16, 2017.  "Change the future of migration.  Invest in food security and rural development"

Past Events/Links

  • WORLD FOOD DAY: Sunday October 16, 2016.  "Climate is changing. Food and Agriculture must too".

  • FNS Student Annual Reception was held on September 15, 2016.

  • FNS students (Imena Ezell, Lauriel Stewart, Nemuel Bonner, James Vinson and Chelsea Greer) Won 2nd Place in Product Development of Beverages Competition during the South Eastern Section IFT Spring Meeting on April 11, 2016 at University of Georgia, Griffin.  Azziza Robinson (Undergraduate) and Pricilla Ayine (Graduate) were acknowledged in the Student Leadership Recognition.  

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