Photo of the Central Classroom Building at San Jose State University.
The Central Classroom Building is home to the Department of Nutrition, Food Science, and Packaging.

First nutrition department in the California State University system

Since 1911, we have been empowering students through knowledge, skills, and practical experience to become qualified professionals in the fields of dietetics, applied nutrition and food sciences, food management, and packaging.

Latest News from Our Blog

Cassandra Boyd and Dr. John Gieng's Research on Prebiotics Featured in Newsweek, Many Other News Sources

July 31, 2023

Congratulations to department graduate student, Cassandra Boyd, and assistant professor, Dr. John Gieng, for having their research recognized in many news publications!

Professor Mauldin Publishes Article Advocating for a “Paradigm Shift in How Clinicians Address Body Weight”

December 13, 2022

Congratulations to Professor Kasuen Mauldin who’s review article, “The consequences of a weight-centric approach to healthcare: A case for a paradigm shift in how clinicians address body weight”, was recently published in the December 2022 issue of Nutrition in Clinical Practice.

Recording of Spartan Accelerated Graduate Education (SAGE) Program Informational Session

September 9, 2022

An informational session was held on Friday, September 02, 2022, from 3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. for students to learn more about the Spartan Accelerated Graduate Education (SAGE) Program and the concentrations offered by the Department of Nutrition, Food Science, and Packaging.

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