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The School of Nutrition and Food Sciences aims for excellence with comprehensive, integrated, and 21st century education, scholarship, and outreach. Food science professionals train students in the quality, processing, and safety of foods for the multibillion dollar food industry. Nutrition professionals provide training in nutrition science, community nutrition, and clinical nutrition with a focus on improving health and well-being of all citizens and populations.

Scholarly and educational programs at the undergraduate and graduate level integrate the basic and applied sciences with outreach.

Our Mission

The School of Nutrition and Food Sciences fulfills the land grant mission through excellence in teaching, research, and outreach, improving the health and well-being of individuals, families, and communities in Louisiana and globally.

News

10 October 2014
LSU food science student in exchange with Honduran university

With roots in Central America and a good grasp of the Spanish language,Food Science student Maria Moore felt comfortable being one of the first students from LSU to do an exchange with Zamorano Pan-American Agricultural School in Tegucigalpa, Honduras.

1 October 2014

The LSU AgCenter Food Incubator is a business incubator that specializes in the development of emerging food ventures. LSU AgCenter Food Incubator invites everyone to stay up-to-date on their latest developments. It is easy...all you have to do is "Like" their Facebook Page.

29 September 2014
School of Nutrition and Food Sciences Students win First Place in the DuPont 2014
Knowledge Award

The Nutrition and Food Sciences team of Jose Estrada (team leader), Kenneth Carabante, Samantha Stein and Namrata Karki won the $10,000 first place prize in the 2014 DuPont Knowledge Award competition. Dr. Jack Losso served as the team advisor. The competition included more than 33 U.S. Food Science programs. The team received its award and presented its product at the Prepared Food's New Products Conference from 14-17 September in Florida. The winning product is called Medittage and it is a crumbled type cottage cheese made from fat-free milk with a Mediterranean style dressing. The team used 3 DuPont ingredients in the formulation: 1)Dairy culture 2)Antioxidant 3)Natural antimicrobial. Details about the process and the 2014 DuPont Knowledge Award are available in a PDF download.

This is a terrific honor. Congratulations to these students and the faculty involved!!!

17 September 2014
AgCenter scientists search for lower-sodium foods

Dr. Witoon Prinyawiwatkul is leading a team of AgCenter researchers who are evaluating how people respond to sensory differences to assess the effectiveness of changing sodium content in processed foods. They’re studying how different approaches to modifying the salt content in foods can improve the healthfulness of the food while reducing the amount of sodium.

11 September 2014
Grant money helps increase production at AgCenter Food Incubator

The pace is picking up for the LSU AgCenter Food Incubator and production is taking off faster than ever. The Food Incubator program received a $25,000 grant from the Louisiana Economic Development Business Incubation Support Program. The money will supply equipment to assist tenants with faster processing. The Food Incubator is a resource not only for emerging food businesses, but for students interested in the food industry. The article provides all of the details.

29 August 2014
IFT -- Face-to-Face: Meet Subramaniam Sathivel

Our own Dr. Subramaniam Sathivel was recently interviewed for the Institute of Food Technologist’s Face-to-Face series. Follow the link above to read the article, "Face-to-Face: Meet Subramaniam Sathivel."

14 August 2014
Four East Baton Rouge shops get a Healthy Corner Store makeover

Check out the article on the Healthy Corner Store program and the School’s involvement. Be sure to scroll to the bottom of the article to see pictures of Judy Myhand and two NFS students. Nice outreach work!

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Upcoming Events

2015 Better Process Control School

SAVE THE DATE: The four-day school is sponsored by the LSU AgCenter and the LSU School of Nutrition and Food Sciences in cooperation with GMA SEF and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. The BPCS is scheduled on 13-16 July 2015 in J. Norman Efferson Hall, on the LSU Campus. Registration information will be available during the Spring Semester.

Please Note:
THIS CONFERENCE HAS BEEN CANCELLED

October 21-22, 2014

The School of Nutrition & Food Sciences in Partnership with Louisiana Economic Development presents Food Safety Conference: Food Safety – It’s Everyone’s Responsibility!


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