Nutrition and Food Science
College of Agriculture and Natural Resources
0112 Skinner Building
The Department of Nutrition and Food Science strives to prepare students for careers in the dynamic and global food industry, public health and community nutrition sectors, health care, or biomedical research.
Interim Chair: Cheng-I Wei
Directors: P. McShane (Dietetic Internship), M. Mehta-Gupta (Ext Assoc), J. Meng (CFS3 and JIFSAN), Margaret Udahogora (Undergraduate Dietetics Program)
Professors: D. Lei, J. Meng, N. Sahyoun, C. Wei, L. Yu
Associate Professors: S. Lee, A. Pradhan, S. Rahaman, H. Song, R. Tikekar, Q. Wang
Assistant Professors: D. Obanda
Lecturer: Margaret Udahogora (Dietetics Program Director), M. Whent
Professors Emeriti: R. Ahrens, R. Buchanan, P. Moser-Veillon
Department advising is mandatory each semester. When planning a course of study, students must consult the Undergraduate Catalog for the year they entered the program and also see an appropriate departmental advisor. Information on advising may be obtained by calling the department office, 301-405-8980.
Student Societies and Professional Organizations
The NFSC Department has two active undergraduate clubs: the Student Dietetics Association (SDA) (formerly known as Food and Nutrition - FAN club) and the Food Science club, which sponsor outreach activities and speakers on career-related topics, and participate in a variety of social activities. Call 301-405-8980 for more information.