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Department of Food & Nutritional Sciences

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2023 IFT-FIRST FNS Faculty, Staff and Student Attendance in Chicago, IL on July 15-19
2023 IFT-FIRST FNS Faculty, Staff and Student Participation in Chicago, IL on July 15-19. (More, click).

The Department of Food and Nutritional Sciences (FNS) offers Bachelors of Science (B.S.) andMasters of Science(M.S.) degrees and is also part of the Integrative Biosciences (IBS)Ph.D. program.

Undergraduate Program
The Department offers B.S. degrees in Food Science, Nutritional Science, Didactic Program in Dietetics, Public Health Nutrition, and dual degrees in Food Science & Biology ǰNutritional Science & Biology.
B.S. Degree Options:
Accredited / Approved Undergraduate Programs

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accredited by the Accreditation Council for Education
in Nutrition and Dietetics of the Academy of Nutrition
and Dietetics, 120 South Riverside Plaza, Suite 2190,
Chicago, IL 60606-6995, (312) 899-0040 ext 5400.
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The Undergraduate Food Science Program is
Approved by the Higher Education Review Board
(Herb), Institute of Food Technologists
525 W. Van Buren Street,
Suite 1000, Chicago, IL 60607.

Graduate Program
The Departmentalso offers thesis and non-thesis M.S. degrees in Food Science/Nutritional Science. Read more hereor visit the FNS Graduate Handbook.
The Departmentis also part of the Ph.D. program in Integrative Biosciences ().
M.S. Research Areas:

: Dr. Benjamin onDiversityin Sciences of Food.

GW Carver awarded .
  • November 2023,Department of Food and Nutritional Sciences IFT Student Chapterwas Awarded Travel Grant from The Institute of Food Technologists (IFT)

  • IFT Annual Meeting & Food Expo transitioned to FIRST (Food Improved by Research, Science, & Technology). Annual Event and Expo will be on July 14-17 atMcCormick Place, Chicago, IL
  • Food & Nutrition Conference& Expo (4). On October 5-8, 2024 atMinneapolis, MN
  • .Right to Foods for a Better Life and a Better Future

Past Events/Activities

FNS IFT-Chapter Students, Faculty and Staff, Participated in Telfair County Community Health Fair in McRae-Helena, GA on February 24, 2024

FNS Faculty, Staff and Student Participated in the2023 IFT-FIRSTin Chicago, IL on July 15-19

ϲͼ FNS CB Team participated in Food Science College Bowl Competition of the Southeastern Area of theInstitute of Food Technologists (IFT) at University of Florida on April 1, 2023

2022 FNS Students Reception was held face to face, after pandemic, on September 29

FNS Faculty, Staff and Students attended Institute of Food Technologists (IFT-FIRST)
Meeting and Food EXPOin Chicago, IL, July 10-13, 2022

TheFNS New Students Reception was held, virtually, on September 30, 2021.

Kynidi Luster, FNS Freshman, was one of the two ϲͼ recipients of the2020 McDonald's Black &Positively Golden Scholarship. Congratulations!

The FNS held the Annual Students Reception during the FNSAB site visit on October 3, 2019. It was hostedby the Department and the Advisory Board.

FNS students attended a Leadership & Team Building Workshop presented by Dr. Robert Gravani, a past IFT President, at Kellogg Hotel & Conference Center,ϲͼ. The worshop was sponsored by FNSAB, during the site visit on October 3, 2019.Details...

The FNS2019 Food Product Development Team(Peyton Greenwood, Lauren Odum and Tracy Hatcher) won2nd placeduring the IFT Southeast Section () Spring Meeting and Students Recognition. Keniya Davis and Julian Jones also won2nd placein the Graduate Poster competition. Peyton Greenwood and Kalice Smith received Student Leadership awards. The event was held in Clemson University, SC, on April 11, 2019.

The Department of FNS hostedthe Southeast Institute of Food Technologists Student Association’s (IFTSA) Area Meeting andRegional on April 5-6, 2019at ϲͼ.

FNS Students Fall Welcome Reception was held on October 11, 2018.

FNS Advisory Board (FNSAB) had aSite Visit at ϲͼ on October 4, 2018. Students alsopresented Summer Internships Experience, during the visit.

An attended the South Eastern Section (SEIFT) Fall Meeting and Chick-Fil-A Backstage Tour at The Chick-Fil-A Support Center, Atlanta, GA, on September 21, 2018.

Drs. A Bovell-Benjamin & N. Dawkins, ϲͼ, were recognized for Outstanding SectionVolunteerism. South Eastern IFT Section wasrecognized as aSections of Merit for 2017–2018.

2018 FNSFPD Team: L to R; L. Odum, T. Hatcher, A. Hodge, P. Greenwood, A. Smith and L. Franklin won2nd place at the 2018 IFTSE SectionStudent Product Development Competition & Recognition at Auburn University, AL, on April 5th.

FNS Food Science Program was re-approved for another 5 years (2017-2022) by the (IFT)Higher Education Review Board (HERB).

Asmera Smith, Food Science student, Won 1st Place in the Undergraduate Research Oral Presentation at the held on March 16.

SomeFNS faculty, staff and students attended the SE Section Food Industry Expo at Cobb Galleria Center, Atlanta, GA, on February 6, 2018.

The2nd2017 Advisory Board (FNSAB) annualmeeting/site visit was held on October 19-20 at Tuskegee.

2017 FNS Students Annual Reception was held on September28.

. L to R: A. Robinson, L. Franklin, A. Barboza, J. Gates & C. Greer, Placed 3rd at
IFT South Eastern Section (SEIFT)Students Recognition andCompetitionin Huntsville, AL on April 11.

FNS participation at theSoutheast IFT Food Industry Expo, Cobb Galleria Center, Atlanta, GA, February 7, 2017.

: 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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