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From the Department Head Welcome to Food Science and Human Nutrition

I hope you have time to peruse and learn about our nationally and internationally recognized academic, research, and extension programs! If I can be of any help, please feel free to contact me. For now, thank you for your interest.

Chris Melby, Dr.P.H.
Professor and Interim Department Head

Chris Melby

Our Mission

The mission of the Department of Food Science and Human Nutrition is to illuminate the role of food and nutrition in the health of society through education, research, outreach, and service.

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

woman in wheelchair

Connect with our Faculty and Staff

Faculty and staff make significant contributions to the field by presenting and publishing their scholarly research in both applied and basic nutrition science journals. The department is currently involved in multi-year grant and contract research as well as education programs totaling more than $6 million.

Food Science and Human Nutrition Alumni

Our alumni are making important contributions in the fields of nutrition, food science, food safety, hospitality, dietetics, and fermentation.

Nicole Litwin

Food Science and Human Nutrition Student Organizations and Clubs

Become part of a group to share your interests and find new and exciting ways to get more involved while at CSU. Students build lifelong friendships and connections with people in their clubs and organizations.

Members of Food and Nutrition Club

Food Science and Human Nutrition Looking Back

To celebrate our rich history during our 150th Anniversary we will be looking at the Food Science and Human Nutrition Department’s early beginnings and through the years. Our image is of an early lab where a woman is weighing a rat in what was then known as the Department of Home Economics.

Woman and rat 1920's