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In keeping with the mission of Texas Woman's University and the mission of the College of Health Sciences, the mission of the Department of Nutrition and Food Sciences promotes student leadership and service through learning and engagement acquired by specialized education in nutrition, food sciences, or food systems administration through the accessibility of faculty, facilities, conducive learning environments, and internships. Students assimilate knowledge and proficiency through the promotion of critical thinking, communication, and scholarly activity via the classroom, laboratory, and business settings. Students can earn a bachelor, master's, or doctoral degree.

DI Students Learn from Farm to Fork

Dietetic Interns learn Farm to Fork in SaginawIn early November, NFS graduate Dietetic Interns participated in a local event sponsored by the Texas Beef Council called "Farm to Fork." In addition to receiving science-based learning, they traveled to a local ranch in Saginaw, Texas, hosted by the Pete Bonds family owned and operated ranch. This opportunity allowed DIs to see where some protein-rich food is produced. As future Registered Dietitian Nutritionists, they will work with patients and clients to provide medical nutrition therapy and nutrition education for all ages and backgrounds. 

Dietetic Intern selected for Baylor Fellowship

Kendall McLeanKendall McLean, a TWU Houston Dietetic Intern, has been selected to participate in the Baylor College of Medicine Three Month Neonatal Fellowship Program for the April 4 - June 24, 2016, session. McLean is one of two applicants selected from Dietetic Interns in the Houston area. Kendall received her BS from Louisiana State University.



Summer Nutrition Culinary Camp 2016

SNCC skills applied at homeThe 2016 Summer Nutrition Culinary Camp (SNCC) will be accepting early registrations soon. There will be two different SNCC programs: Healthy You and Around the World in Five Days.

SNCC Healthy You: June 20-24, Monday-Friday 8a-4p, $395. This camp will provide a full week of teaching youth, ages 10 to 15, how to incorporate healthy nutrition into their diets and nutrition from farm to fork with recommendations from a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist. Campers will create a healthful lunch and snack each day and will end each day with a wellness activity including volleyball, basketball, yoga, and indoor swimming. Each camper will receive a cutting board and water bottle.

SNCC Around the World in Five Days: July 18-22, Monday-Friday 9a-1p, $225. Campers, ages 10 to 15, will be introduced to different food cultures and nutrition practices around the world and prepare a variety of foods from those cultures. They will make a snack related to that culture to take home to share with family. Each camper will receive a cutting board and a take-home snack.

Registration is open! Contact Angie Griffin, MS, RDN with questions and an early registration code.

Nutrition Student is TSDA President-Elect

Gabbie Puche-FariaGabriela (Gabbie) Puche-Faria, BS in Nutrition (Dietetics) student, has been voted in as President-Elect of the Texas Student Dietetic Association (TSDA). TSDA is a student-led organization of dietetic students with chapters across Texas. As President-Elect, Gabbie serves on a leadership board and is responsible for producing the monthly newsletter. In this role, she also prepares herself for serving in the top leadership position next fall. Gabbie states, "I am confident this year will be great for TSDA! We have already had a successful event in College Station this fall and will gather again in April at the Texas Academy Annual Conference and Exhibition in Arlington." TSDA prepares students for careers as registered dietitian nutritionists and dietetic technicians registered, making them future food, nutrition, and health experts.

TWU’s Nutrition graduate program ranks in the top-25 nationwide

Graduate Programs 2015 awardTWU's graduate programs in Nutrition and Food Sciences are listed on the Annual Nutritional Sciences Grad Rankings list for Fall 2015 in the top 25 programs. Program rankings, compiled using data gathered between September 1, 2012 and September 30, 2015, encompass reviews posted by more than 75,000 students participating in over 1,600 graduate programs nationwide.  Ratings are based on a 10 star system (with 1 being the worst and 10 being the best). Learn more...

Dietetic student is TWU's first Jack Kent Cooke Scholar

Texas Woman’s University welcomed its first Jack Kent Cooke Scholar this fall – a high-achieving student who plans to be actively involved on campus.
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NFS Happenings

  • NFS Student in Who's Who
  • Summer Nutrition Culinary Camp
  • NFS Exit Exam Dates 
  • MS Capstone Course available in lieu of Exit Exam

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