We help to create a healthier, nutritionally sound, zero hunger, and safer future through the science of food and nutrition. With internationally acclaimed research and a global reputation for excellence, this is the place to make a difference - and you can be part of it.
Department of Applied Food Science and Nutrition is one of the most zestful departments under the Faculty of Food Science and Technology of Chattogram Veterinary and Animal Sciences University (CVASU). The Department is currently situated on the 4th Floor of the beautiful Yousuf Chowdhury Building, Main Campus, CVASU. It offers different courses at undergraduate level (B.Sc. Hons. in Food Science and Technology) and M.Sc. in Applied Human Nutrition and dietetics degree, which mainly focused on the interrelation between Food and nutrition, Nutrition in lifecycle, Balance diet, Nutrition Security, Malnutrition, Nutraceuticals products development, Nutrigenomics and Public Health.
The Department’s programs emphasize theory, as well as the application of theoretical knowledge and technology. This is accomplished through research in the community as well as in the laboratory. Involvement in professional supervised practice and community activities strengthens the application of theoretical knowledge. The department also played an important role in nutrition advocacy, training programs in various fields of nutrition and food science for the development of trained manpower, monitoring and analysis of nutritional problems, and in the evaluation of the intervention programs.
The department has a group of highly qualified and experienced faculty members. They are experienced in different disciplines, such as Food Science, Clinical Nutrition, Applied Nutrition, Community Nutrition, Social Nutrition, Nutrition Education, Nutrition Planning, and Nutritional Biochemistry.
In collaboration with community and organization, the mission of the Department of Applied Food Science and Nutrition is to empower students through knowledge, skills, and practical experience to become qualified professionals in the fields of dietetics, clinical nutrition, community nutrition, applied nutrition, and food sciences so that they may serve a diverse society and expand the knowledge base of these disciplines through applied research.
The Department of Applied Food Science and Nutrition offers curricula and professional development for students pursuing careers as nutritionists, dietitians, clinical and therapeutic nutritionist. Employment occurs in community settings, educational institutions, hospitals, government agencies, Food industries, National and International NGOs. Upon completion of the curricula, students are prepared to pursue professional positions or various advanced degrees.