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Texas State University

Nutrition And Foods



Diet is a powerful tool that can improve and even prevent chronic conditions that plague our nation, such as obesity, type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular disease, hypertension, and cancer. Improving health through nutrition involves exciting research that spans from the cell to the community. Nutrition is a multidisciplinary field, involving biochemistry, physiology, microbiology, genetics, epigenetics, epidemiology, sociology, public health, policy, exercise, food science, and medical nutrition therapy. The Nutrition and Foods program at Texas State provides state-of-the-science education and training opportunities focused on1) the efficacy of specific nutrients and whole foods-based diets in the promotion of health and treatment of chronic diseases, and 2) promotion of healthy dietary patterns across the life course among diverse individuals and families, with the goal of fostering health equity.

Graduates of our program are in demand across the state and find employment in a variety of nutrition, public health, and wellness-related industries. Upon graduation, many pursue the Registered Dietitian credential and pursue post-graduate educational opportunities such as the Texas State MS in Human Nutrition.

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Dr. Sylvia Crixell

Nutrition and Foods Program Area Coordinator