Nutrition and Food Sciences

Are You a Foodie?

If you are passionate about food, TWU's Nutrition and Food Sciences department is the place for you. Learn from faculty members who share your enthusiasm about nutrition, wellness and the food service industry.  We have the programs and laboratories to support the career trajectory you want to take in these rapidly-growing fields. 

Our classes are scheduled in blocks to help you maximize your time on campus. Hands-on learning opportunities and internships will give you experience that will make your degree even more valuable. We also offer an online master’s degree in nutrition, which is currently ranked No. 12 in the nation by

Why Study Nutrition and Food Sciences at TWU?

TWU's Denton campus is located in North Texas, the perfect place to learn about food and nutrition as many of the largest food manufacturing companies have facilities here. TWU's partnerships provide internship and job opportunities with companies such as Ben E. Keith, Frito-Lay North America, Tyson Foods, Valdez Spice and Yum! Brands.

Our Houston campus is based in the heart of Texas Medical Center, the largest medical center in the world. Earn your advanced degree in Nutrition while participating in our collaborative programs with Texas Medical Center institutions and community partners in the greater Houston area.

We also offer nutrition programs that you can’t find at other universities:

A degree earned through TWU's Nutrition and Food Sciences department will prepare you for a professional career whether you want to become a sports nutritionist or registered dietitian, earn your certified health education specialist credentials or work in the food industry. For more information, check out our undergraduate degrees and graduate programs.

Upcoming Professional Nutrition Workshop

A man chopping vegetables in a professional kitchen setting in a TWU culinology classroom.

Culinary Medicine for Health Care Professions
Cost: $120
Dates: Fall 2018, TBD
Location: TWU's Denton Campus, HDB 207

Designed for physicians, physician's assistants, nurse practitioners and other healthcare professionals, this nutrition workshop uses one entree and five presentations with different patients to showcase how you can help individuals with their unique dietary needs.

Hosted by Angie Griffin, M.S., RDN, LD, Texas Woman's assistant professor and Culinology® coordinator; and Chef Joan, RDN, LD and personal chef/owner of Culinary Cures.

Seating is limited. For more information, email Angie Griffin or call 940-898-2658.

Upcoming Summer Camps

Field to Fork, From the Sports Field to the Dinner Plate
Cost: $300
Dates: June 18-21; 9 a.m.-2:30 p.m.
Ages: 9-14 years old

Calling all kids who are interested in sports and nutrition. At this specialized camp, you will cook a nutritious breakfast, lunch and dinner while learning how to enhance physical activity and sports performance with nutrition. On the last day of camp, you get to play flag football with a former player with the Dallas Cowboys! Limited space available. Sign up today!

For more information, email Angela Griffin.

Register here

Health in Action
Cost: $175
Dates: July 16-17; 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
Ages: 9-14 years old

If you are interested in how to match nutrition to your own personal needs, this is the two-day camp for you. On Day One, you will participate in health and nutrition activities, including learning culinary techniques in the kitchen. Day Two will be a Chopped-style competition, where you get to show off what you learned the day before. Limited space available. Sign up today!

For more information, email Angela Griffin.

Register here

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