About Us:

The Food Science and Human Nutrition Department, a large, interdisciplinary unit within the UF/ IFAS, is comprised of three distinct undergraduate programs: Food Science, Nutritional Sciences, and Dietetics. The Food Science program is an approved curriculum with the Institute of Food Technologists. Undergraduate student enrollment is approximately 500, including 70 Food Science students. The graduate program enrolls approximately 75 M.S. and Ph.D. students. Graduate level programs are competitive and provide the opportunity for graduate student mentorship. Please consult the departmental webpage for additional information (http://fshn.ifas.ufl.edu/). The department’s 31 faculty conduct research, teaching and extension programs in a broad range of areas, including food safety and microbiology, phytochemical characterization, aquatic foods, fruit and juice processing, engineering modeling, micro- and macronutrient metabolism, pre- and probiotics, nutritional immunology, obesity and many other areas. The department has a strong interdisciplinary nature and there is great opportunity for unique collaborations, such as those established through the Center for Nutritional Sciences (http://nutritionalsciences.centers.ufl.edu).

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Gainesville, FL (Main Campus)
Food Science and Human Nutrition
572 Newell Drive
Gainesville , FL 32611