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

Catering and Beverage Management Course Featured on CHHS Blog for their “Cross-College Collaboration”

January 3, 2022

In the College of Health and Human Science’s fall 2021 newsletter, our Catering and Beverage Management course (NUFS 22) is featured in an article titled “Food as Art: A Cross-College Collaboration” by Liza Madrid and Winnie Liao.

Department Office Open during Winter Break (Closed Dec. 24, Dec. 27-31, Jan. 17)

December 6, 2021

The Department office will be open Winter Break (December 15 – January 25) during the normal hours of Tuesday through Thursday, 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. and 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.; and Friday from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.

WHISK Provides Student-Led, Hands-on Nutrition Education and Cooking

November 1, 2021

Wellness and Health Inspired Student Kitchens are a vetted resource for hands-on nutrition programming for the San José State University community.