Our students, faculty and staff help solve issues in food production, food safety, health applications and disease prevention.

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The Department of Food Science and Human Nutrition at Michigan State University offers nationally recognized academic programs, research and community outreach. Our department is home to nearly 40 faculty, 40+ graduate students and over 500 undergraduate students.

We work to solve contemporary issues in food production, quality and safety, nutrient function and health and chronic disease prevention.

There are also many interdisciplinary opportunities across the the Department of Food Science and the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources.

Recent Publications


  • Julia Bello-Bravo

    Animated videos advance adoption of agriculture techniques

    Published on December 5, 2019

    In remote areas with low literacy rates, showing animated videos in the local language demonstrating agricultural techniques results in high retention and adoption rates of those techniques, found researchers from Michigan State University.

  • PhD student Gayle Shipp receives award

    Published on November 5, 2019

    Gayle Shipp, co-advised for her PhD research by Drs. Jean Kerver and Lorraine Weatherspoon, received a second place award.

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  • Dec 13

    MSU Advanced Degree Commencement: Fall 2019

    December 13, 2019 3:30PM - 5:00PM Breslin Student Events Center

    The MSU Advanced Degree Commencement ceremony is for for all students, including those in the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources. It is held on December 13 at the end of the fall 2019 semester.

  • Dec 14

    CANR Undergraduate Commencement: Fall 2019

    December 14, 2019 2:00PM - 4:00PM Breslin Student Events Center

    MSU Undergraduate Commencement (Baccalaureate Degree Ceremony) for students in the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources is held on December 14 at the end of the fall 2019 semester.

  • Mar 3

    Better Process Control School

    March 3, 2020 - March 6, 2020 Michigan State University, Erickson Hall 226 & 228, 620 Farm Lane, East Lansing, MI 48824

    The Better Process Control School (BPCS) certifies supervisors of thermal processing systems, acidification and container closure evaluation programs for low-acid and acidified canned foods.

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In the News

10 Best Bachelor’s in Food Science and Nutrition Programs

Published on November 20, 2019
by Successful Student

Meal Solution Evolution

Published on November 18, 2019
by IFT

Flint fights lead poisoning with farmers markets and cooking classes

Published on October 21, 2019
by PBS NewsHour

7 Ways Sweet Potatoes Are Good for You

Published on October 9, 2019
by U.S. News

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