Catering and Beverage Management Course Featured on CHHS Blog for their “Cross-College Collaboration”

In the College of Health and Human Science’s fall 2021 newsletter, our Catering and Beverage Management course (NUFS 22) is featured in an article titled “Food as Art: A Cross-College Collaboration” by Liza Madrid and Winnie Liao. Head over the the College of Health and Human Science’s Blog to read the full story.

Department Office Open during Winter Break (Closed Dec. 24, Dec. 27-31, Jan. 17)

The Department office will be open Winter Break (December 15 – January 25) during the normal hours of Tuesday through Thursday, 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. and 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.; and Friday from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Please note that the office will be closed on the following days:

Friday, December 24

Monday, December 27 to Friday, December 31

January 17

WHISK Provides Student-Led, Hands-on Nutrition Education and Cooking

Wellness and Health Inspired Student Kitchens are a vetted resource for hands-on nutrition programming for the San José State University community. This program encourages people to take “WHISKS” in the kitchen and gives members of the community the tools needed to promote healthy food behaviors and establish healthy relationships with food. WHISK recruits and trains SJSU nutrition students to lead our programming providing additional practical application opportunities to complement required academic coursework.

Students who would like to become a WHISK Ambassador can submit an application on the Join Our Team webpage.

To request to host a WHISK event for SJSU students, staff, or faculty, please visit the Request a Workshop webpage.

Keep up with WHISK by following @whisk_sjsu.

Circle of Friends Offers Scholarships to Department Students

The Circle of Friends, founded in 1992, is a coalition of alumni, faculty, students, and friends who have joined together to provide ongoing private support to sustain the Department of Nutrition, Food Science, and Packaging’s dedication to excellence. They offer two types of scholarships to students in the department: the Circle of Friends Scholarship for undergraduate students and the Graduate Student Research Assistance Award for master’s students.

The Circle of Friends Scholarships are offered at the beginning of each Spring semester. To read more about the qualifications and to obtain the application, please visit Student Scholarships.

The Graduate Student Research Assistance Award is offered on a rolling basis. You may apply whenever you begin your research project. Visit Graduate Student Research Assistance Award to obtain the application.

To become a member or to learn more about the Circle of Friends, visit the Circle of Friends webpage.

Department undergraduate advisors add in-person advising

Our undergraduate advisors for fall 2021 semester, Kasey Cacace and Desiree Severance, are trained graduate students who are able to assist students with initial coursework planning and assistance with general program questions.

Whether you would like to meet with them in-person or online via Zoom, you must complete an advising form. Advising forms can be found on our Undergraduate Advisors webpage.

For in-person advising, you can meet with Kasey on Tuesdays or with Desiree on Fridays from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. in Industrial Studies 229.

For online video advising via Zoom, you can meet with Desiree from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Mondays or Wednesdays. You can meet with Kasey from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. on Thursdays.


For more information, visit Undergraduate Advisors.