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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.


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!

22 July 2014
AgCenter launches billboard campaign urging healthy lifestyle

BATON ROUGE, La. – The path to a healthier lifestyle sometimes begins with small steps. But for low-income people whose budgets and food options are often limited, taking those first steps can be difficult. To help them get started, the LSU AgCenter has launched a marketing campaign to stimulate awareness and conversation about food and fitness.

3 July 2014
Meet LSU Food Incubator Scientist, Luis Espinoza

An interesting article in 225 Magazine on Nutrition and Food Science alum and LSU AgCenter Food Scientist.

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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:

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!

revised: 19-Sep-2014 8:20