Iowa State University, Food Science and Human Nutrition Department

Department Description:

Food Science and Human Nutrition  is a comprehensive academic program with undergraduate majors in dietetics, nutritional science, food science, culinary food science, and nursing. The department is supported by the College of Human Sciences and the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences. Our graduate programs include MS and Ph.D. options in both Nutritional Sciences and Food Science and Technology, concurrent BS/MS in Diet and Exercise, and BS in Food Science/MBA as well as an online Master in Dietetics. Inter-professional educational opportunities are valued and promoted. FSHN values student-centered learning and provide professional development opportunities related to instructional pedagogy, educational technology, and distance learning. The department hosts excellent facilities including BSL-2 laboratories and supporting microbiological equipment, access to pilot-scale processing facilities, and a wide range of biological analytical equipment and resources


Iowa State University Extension and Outreach Description:

ISU Extension and Outreach builds a strong Iowa by engaging all Iowans in research, education, and extension experiences to address current and emerging real-life challenges.

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College of Agriculture and Life Sciences (CALS) Description:

The College of Agriculture and Life Sciences (CALS) at Iowa State University is one of the world's leading institutions of agriculture, with more than 160 years of leadership in science, education, and extension. The College educates future leaders, conducts mission-oriented research, and shares new knowledge for the betterment of Iowa and the world. Iowa State plays a leading role in meeting the ever-growing demand for highly qualified students who will become the next generation of industry leaders and educators in Iowa, the nation, and the world.

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