Welcome to the Department of Food Science, Nutrition and Health Promotion. The department is a comprehensive department offering teaching, research, and outreach designed to extend the continuum from the processing of food to its marketing, consumption, and impact on public health and community.
Our department offers BS degree programs in several fields, including accredited programs in food science, food business/processing, food safety, pre-health, culinology (in conjunction with MS University for Women), and dietetics/nutrition. We offer MS degrees in food science, nutrition and health promotion, and a Ph.D. degree in food science and nutrition. Our Health Promotion master's program provides students with the capability to take the Certified Health Education Specialists tests.
Our department also offers various industry and community-based extension programs, to enhance the growth of the food industries and to improve the nutrition, wellness and health of citizens and communities. Examples include HACCP, Food Defense, Food Security, ServSafe, and Marination 101 short courses.
Our department hosts the Center for Food Safety and Post-Harvest Technology, a USDA-ARS sponsored research program. In addition to food safety research, our food science research encompasses the utilization of poultry, meat, aquatic foods, soybean, fruits and vegetables and other food crops produced in the state of Mississippi. Our nutrition and health research and extension programs have various focuses and includes the prevention of obesity and associated chronic diseases, and other health issues.
Thank you for visiting our website to explore our programs for meeting your needs. We look forward to serving you in the near future.
Dr. Ashli Brown
The Department of Food Science, Nutrition and Health Promotion is located in the Herzer Building. We welcome the opportunity for you to visit us and learn about the great work in the department.
Herzer Building Box 9805 Mississippi State, MS 39762
Herzer Building 945 Stone Boulevard, Room 107 Mississippi State, MS 39762