Professor Alex Feng Recognized for Excellence in Teaching and Student Support by Peer Connections

Dr. Alex Feng was named an “innovative and student-centered” teacher by students who took the Peer Connections’ survey earlier this semester.

Peer Connections “supports students through tutoring, mentoring, supplemental instruction, learning assistants, and student success events in an inclusive, welcoming environment. It serves as a university-wide resource for the promotion of peer learning and retention”.

Congratulations to Dr. Alex Feng!

News from the 2019 – 2020 academic year

Please enjoy news from the (not so) distant past! We recently updated our website, and in that process, we transferred our archived news to this blog format.

Special Procedures for Retrieving Locker Contents
Updated August 17, 2020

We have special procedures for those wanting to retrieve the contents of their Nutrition, Food Science, and Packaging Department locker that was used in the Spring 2020 semester. Please read all of the procedures below.

Locker Contents Retrieval Procedure
If possible, please make an appointment with the instructional support technician, Wendee Augustiro (contact info below), to pick up your locker contents. Central Classroom Building will remain locked through Fall 2020, so an appointment needs to be made to retrieve your items.
If you cannot or choose not to come back to campus to pick up your locker contents, then we will ship your items back to you. Please complete this form to request your items to be shipped back to you: Request Form for Locker Contents to be Returned by Mail.
For any questions, please contact:

Wendee Augustiro

Instructional Support Technician

e: wendee.augustiro@sjsu.edu (preferred)

p: (408) 924-3111

Applying into the Applied Nutrition and Food Sciences Concentration
To Prospective Freshman and Transfer students interested in the Dietetics Concentration within the B.S. in Nutritional Science Major:
Please apply into the Applied Nutrition and Food Sciences Concentration. Once admitted into the major, you will have a chance to apply into the Dietetics Concentration if you have a minimum SJSU cumulative GPA of 3.0, complete Chem 1A, and complete a NUFS course with a “C” grade or better.

WHISK goes live!
WHISK (Wellness and Health Inspired Student Kitchens) is a program that will recruit and train Nutrition, Food Science, and Packaging students to lead nutrition education and cooking demonstrations for our campus community.

More information can be found on the WHISK website.

News from the 2018 – 2019 academic year

Please enjoy news from the (not so) distant past! We recently updated our website, and in that process, we transferred our archived news to this blog format.

San Jose State University Earns 2019 Top Ranking for Nutrition Program from collegefactual.com.

CSU Shares Profile of SJSU’s Fritz Yambrach, Professor and Inventor.

Applications for the Circle of Friends Graduate Research Assistance Award ($1,000) are now accepted year-round.

News from the 2017 – 2018 academic year

Please enjoy news from the (not so) distant past! We recently updated our website, and in that process, we transferred our archived news to this blog format.

Faculty and students of NUFS & PKG attended and presented research posters at the 2018 California Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics annual conference in May in Pomona.

Faculty and students at the 2018 California Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics annual conference in May in Pomona.

Faculty and students at the conference.

Congratulations to Giovanni Sumulong (student) and Deepa Singamesetti, MS (faculty) for receiving 2018 CEED (Committee to Enhance Equity and Diversity) Awards!

Ms. Caroline Haas, NUFS & PKG faculty member and Director of our Circle of Friends Alumni Association, received the Lifetime Faculty Service Award at the 2017 CASA Service Awards Reception on Wednesday, November 15, 2017!

Caroline Haas receiving the Lifetime Faculty Service Award at the 2017 CASA Service Awards Reception on Wednesday, November 15, 2017!

Faculty at the Service Awards Reception.

ATTENTION Masters Program Applicants: The graduate school application system, CSU Mentor, has been replaced with Cal State Apply (calstate.edu/apply) as of June 1, 2017.

Curriculum scheduling update: Both NUFS 108A and NUFS 109 will be offered every semester starting Fall 2017.

History of department’s Cal Pro NET Center is featured in CASA Blog post!

Dr. Fritz Yambrach received the top award in the DuPont International Innovative Package Design competition this year with his Fritz Water Vest (pictured below). This is very prestigious as it has an international team of judges and is very well respected in the packaging technology field. Their comments recognized Fritz Water Vest as an example of Packaging technology applied to improving people’s lives. For more info about the Fritz Water Vest, visit www.FritzWaterVest.org.

Fritz Water Vest worn by a child.

A child wearing the Fritz Water Vest.

The Packaging Program typically gives over $6,000 annually in student scholarships!

News from the 2016 – 2017 academic year

Please enjoy news from the (not so) distant past! We recently updated our website, and in that process, we transferred our archived news to this blog format.

SJSU students, faculty, preceptors, and alumni attended the 2017 California Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics annual conference in Sacramento, CA.

Students, faculty, staff, and preceptors at the 2017 California Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics annual conference in Sacramento, CA

Students, faculty, preceptors, and alumni at the conference.

SJSU students, faculty, preceptors, and alumni at the 2017 California Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics annual conference in Sacramento, CA

Students, faculty, preceptors, and alumni at the conference.

SJSU Students with current Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics President, Lucille Beseler.

SJSU students with current Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics President, Lucille Beseler.

Dr. Ashwini Wagle, our DPD Director, receives the 2016-17 Excellence in Education Award presented by the California Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics at the annual CAND conference.

Dr. Ashwini Wagle, our DPD Director, receives the 2016-17 Excellence in Education Award presented by the California Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics at the annual CAND conference.

Dr. Ashwini Wagle with the Excellence in Education Award medal.

Department featured on CASA Blog! Frankie Garcia (Hong Kong FLP alum), Natsuko Tsuji, MS (former NUFS graduate student), and Cassie Barmore, MS, RD (campus dietitian) all received 2016-17 CEED Awards! Congrats!

Dr. Lucy McProud, our Department Chair, received the Lifetime Faculty Service Award at the 2016 CASA Service Awards Reception on Wednesday, December 7, 2016!

Dr. McProud receiving Award.

Dr. McProud receiving Award.