Nutrition and Food Science

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Professional Organizations:

2012-13 Dietetic Internship Open House

Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics

Course / Student Projects:

NFS 3200 - Food Principles
Teaching basic physical and chemical principles, techniques and skills in quality food preparation.
Spring 2011, cooking Apple Pie

NFS 4240 Experimental Food Study
Emphasis placed on evaluation of sensory qualities of food using subjective and objective measurements.
Spring 2012 Food Sensory Testing

NFS 4310 - Medical Nutrition Therapy II
Explores the modification of diets in pathological and special conditions.
Spring 2011 Poster Series


Dr. Lisa Sheehan-Smith and six Nutrition & Food Science seniors recently attended the Food and Nutrition Conference & Expo (FNCE) in Atlanta, GA.

Kanwal Qureshi, a junior majoring in NFS, was awarded 3rd place in the Scholar Day's poster competition.

MTSU NFS-Dietetic students visit Siegel High School wellness fair.

Twenty Nutrition and Food Sciences students participated in the Rutherford Farm Bureau Cook-Off and served lunch at the Farm Bureau's monthly meeting. The main criteria of the competition was to use foods grown in Tennessee. Food served included Italian Stuffed Green Peppers, Sweet Potatoes topped with Caramelized Onions, Spinach/Sugar Pea Salad, and Italian Tart topped with Berries and Edible Columbine Flowers (the tart was awarded "Best Recipe"). (Students: Justin Hayes, Stephanie Brown, Jordyn Wood, Vanessa Roegers, and Zachery Allison) Crystal Bowl presentation from TN Pork Association/Rutherford Farm Bureau

Student Dietetic Association (SDA) Pancake Supper 2012

2014 Food Safety Cook Off

Culinary Cook-Off 2010
The NFS Food Principles students challenged each other in a Culinary Cook-off in the Fall 2010 semester. Groups of students created or selected recipes, prepared them, and then were evaluated for taste, presentation and creativity. Winners were selected for each class. Click to see all the delicious culinary creations.

Tennessee Beef Council
Nutrition & Food Sciences Dietetic Practicum students were awarded educational toolkits by the Tennessee Beef and Dairy Councils. On October 27, 2010 members with the Beef Council visited Mrs. Bogle's class to record a segment on how students plans to use their toolkits.

Loretto High School "Nutritional Science" students visit


NFS Commencements

May 2014 Commencement

August 2013 Commencement

August 2012 Commencement


Faculty Achievements

Dr. Janet Colson, program coordinator for Nutrition & Food Sciences, has authored Taking Sides: Clashing Views in Food and Nutrition.

Mrs. Lauren Petr-Cromer received the 2012 Young Dietitian of the Year for the State of Tennessee award.


Degree Programs
Nutrition and Food Science
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    Apparel Design
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Family & Consumer Studies
    Child Development & Family Studies
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Human Sciences
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