Feb 25, 2024  
University Catalog 2023-2024 
University Catalog 2023-2024

Department of Nutrition and Food Science

Information about the Department of Nutrition and Food Science


Office: Physical Education 224
Phone: (323) 448-3505
WebsiteDepartment of Nutrition and Food Science


Director: Kathryn Hillstrom
E-mail: kgraves@calstatela.edu
Phone: (323) 343-4729

The Faculty

Professors: Kathryn Hillstrom, Sunil Mangalassary
Assistant Professors: Kim Gottesman, Anureet Kaur, Michele Nicolo, Pera Jambazian
Emeriti: Laura Calderon

Overview of the School

The Department of Nutrition and Food Science prepares students to excel in nutrition and food science skills communication, research, policy, advocacy, and service. Graduates in nutrition will improve individual and community health as innovative leaders in the field. Students enrolled in the didactic program in dietetics will be prepared for supervised practice leading to eligibility for the CDR credentialing exam to become Registered Dietitian Nutritionists. Graduates of the Food Science program receive training in food safety, analysis, quality assurance, and new product development and will serve the industry, government, and non-profit organizations.


The BS DPD at Cal State Los Angeles is currently granted accreditation status by the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics Education (ACEND) of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, 120 South Riverside Plaza, Suite 2190, Chicago, IL. 60606-6995, (312) 899-0040 ext. 5400.


    Bachelor of ScienceMaster of ScienceUndergraduate CertificatePost-Baccalaureate Certificate


      Food Science and Technology (Undergraduate)Nutritional Science (Undergraduate)Nutritional Science (Graduate)