Ashwini Wagle


San Jose State University, Assistant Professor
Department of Nutrition, Food Science and Packaging


Ashwini R. Wagle, MS, RD is currently a tenure-track Assistant Professor in the Department of Nutrition, Food Science and Packaging. She comes to SJSU with over 13 years of experience working in several skilled nursing facilities (SNF/LTC) and acute care hospitals in the Bay Area. Her areas of interest include Food Insecurity, Geriatric Nutrition, Nutrition and Health in Multi-cultural Populations. She teaches a wide array of classes such as Food and Culture, Hunger and Environmental Nutrition, Food Service Systems Management, Colloquium in Nutrition and Food Science and is also the Dietetic Internship Coordinator for the program. Ashwini Wagle is also involved with several on-campus and off-campus organizations such as the South Asian Heart Center, San Jose Peninsula District of California Dietetic Association, Cal-Pro Net Center, Student Nutrition Advisory Council at Bret Harte Middle School.

Phone: (408)924-3110


R. Gokul, AR. Wagle, MS., RD and KP. Sucher, Sc.D., RD. Attitudes and Behavior of Elderly Asian Indians Towards Health and Impact of Nutrition Education Program on Change in Knowledge and Dietary Behavior. JADA 109; A-81; 2009

V Nautiyal, AR. Wagle, MS., RD, and KP. Sucher, ScD., RD. Infant and Child Feeding Practices in Immigrant South Asian Population Living in the United States. JADA 109; A-61; 2009

A Fagundes, MS.,RD, AR Wagle, MS., RD, N Bugwadia, MS.,RD, CNSD. Multicultural Influences on Nutrition Education for Heart Health: Evaluation of Education Effectiveness. JADA109; A-58; 2009

S.Varma, A. Wagle, MS., RD, and K. Sucher, Sc.D, RD. Dietary Behaviour And Practices of Pregnant And Lactating South Asian Women In the United States. JADA 109; A-61; 2009

Michelle Berger, Cade Fields-Gardner, Ashwini Wagle, Clarie Hollenbeck. Prevalence of Malnutrition in HIV/AIDS Orphans in Nyanza Province of Kenya: A Comparison of Conventional Indices With A Composite Index of Anthropometric Failure (CIAF). JADA108:6; 1014-1017; 2008.


Currently research being conducted in the area of health attitudes and beliefs of immigrant Afghani population living in the United States. Another study currently in the initial phase will look at the effect of acculturation and ethnicity on portion size estimation in child feeding practices and its impact on health

Courses Taught Related to Aging:

NUFS 139 Hunger and Environmental Nutrition- Undergraduate Upper Division SJSU Studies Area R course.

NUFS 144: Food and Culture: Consuming Passions- Undergraduate Upper Division SJSU Studies Area V course.