It is the study of understanding the biological
and chemical composition of food and how
its preservation can affect the level of
nutrition. Nutritionist, Diet Therapist, and
Aerobic Consultant know the science of Food
and Nutrition and integrate it with the
production and consumption of food.
(B.Sc.) -Food Science and Nutrition
(M.Sc.) -Food Science and Nutrition
10+2 examination in any relevant stream
Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi
Banasthali Vidyapith, Tonk, Rajasthan
CSA University of Agriculture and Technology, Kanpur
Indira Gandhi National Open University, New Delhi (http://www.ignou.ac.in/) A number of colleges also offer this course.
SKILLS REQUIRED FOR FOOD SCIENCE AND NUTRITION
Communication skills. Communication skills are critical for agricultural and food scientists. They must be able to explain their studies: what they were trying to learn, the methods they used, what they found, and what they think the implications are of their findings. They must also be able to communicate well when working with others, including technicians and student assistants.
Critical-thinking skills. Agricultural and food scientists must use their expertise to determine the best way to answer a specific research question.
Data-analysis skills. Agricultural and food scientists, like other researchers, collect data using a variety of methods, including quantitative surveys. They must then apply standard data analysis techniques to understand the data and get the answers to the questions they are studying.
Decision-making skills. Agricultural and food scientists must use their expertise and experience to determine whether their findings will have an impact on the food supply, farms, and other agricultural products.
Math skills. Agricultural and food scientists, like many other scientists, must have a sound grasp of mathematical concepts.
Observation skills. Agricultural and food scientists conduct experiments that require precise observation of samples and other data. Any mistake could lead to inconclusive or inaccurate results.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES FOR FOOD SCIENCE AND NUTRITION
Conduct research and experiments to improve the productivity and sustainability of field crops and farm animals
Create new food products and develop new and better ways to process, package, and deliver them
Study the composition of soil as it relates to plant growth, and research ways to improve it
Communicate research findings to the scientific community, food producers, and the public
Travel between facilities to oversee the implementation of new projects