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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  • Feb 12

    Marathon of Majors

    February 12, 2020 4:00PM - 6:00PM MSU Union, 2nd Floor Ballroom

    Marathon of Majors offers an opportunity to explore different majors, as well as connect with academic and career advisors, college representatives, campus resources and community partners.

  • 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.

  • Mar 11

    MSU Spring Career Fair 2020: Day 1

    March 11, 2020 3:00PM - 6:00PM Spartan Stadium, Huntington Club

    This is MSU’s largest spring semester career event representing all majors. Sponsored by Auto-Owners Insurance, this two-day event includes internship, summer job and full-time career opportunities for students.

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In the News

Natural Toxins Threaten Health of Underprivileged Children

Published on December 12, 2019
by Quality Assurance & Food Safety

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

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