Research and Extension
As part of our land-grant mission, the Department of Nutrition is a member of Texas A&M AgriLife, serving the state through research, Extension and outreach. Our research scientists and Extension experts are committed to developing health and proper nutritional recommendations to provide stakeholders with the knowledge needed to make healthy decisions for themselves and their families to encourage lasting and effective change. Through the pursuit of learning, leadership, diversity, professional development, and excellence our faculty provide premiere thought leadership and nutritional analysis to guide healthful decision making.
As a founding pillar of Texas’s land-grant university, our department continues to innovate, teach future leaders and support stakeholders across the state. We collaborate with various state agencies, universities, government organizations and industry groups around the world to develop and disseminate impactful research and Extension programs.
Developing Nutrition and Health Solutions through Research
Our nutritionists and research scientists conduct research relating to nutrition and food safety education, stem cell biology, dietary interactions, colon cancer, obesity, diabetes, dietary guidelines, community-based nutrition and physical activity intervention, and more.
Serving Texas Communities
Our Extension Nutrition unit strives to lead, both nationally and regionally, in the development and delivery of innovative education and applied research programs. We aim to share information relevant to health and nutrition to help our stakeholders make healthy and safe food choices.
Nutrition Research in the News
Texas A&M Department of Nutrition graduate honored
Anna Salvador receives Distinguished Scientist Award from Texas Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.
Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Extension
Texas A&M AgriLife Research is the state’s premiere research agency in agriculture, natural resources, and the life sciences. Through Texas A&M AgriLife Research, we conduct hundreds of projects spanning many scientific disciplines to deliver life-sustaining and industry-changing impacts to citizens throughout Texas and around the world. The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service is a unique education agency with a statewide network of professional educators, trained volunteers, and county offices. With a vast network of 250 county Extension offices and some 900 professional educators, the expertise provided by the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service reaches into every Texas county to address local priority needs. We value people, programs and partnerships.