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Nutrition and Food Sciences - Houston

The Houston NFS student, faculty and staff will find practical information on nutrition and food sciences.

Subject Librarian

Houston Library Hours


Please consult TWU Libraries web page for hours

Telephone 713.794.2048

For assistance, email staff works 7-4 M-F



Library News and Technical Issues

Remember in the event of a storm, the Houston TWU building has designated shelter in place parts of the building illustrated here

The TWU library homepage, the Twitter handle @TWULibrary and the Facebook page show updates on library news, as well as reports on technical issues and content changes regarding library resources. Databases may have temporary downtimes. 

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Health Sciences Librarian: José Luis Quintero

Subject Librarian

Subjects: Nutrition, Occupational Therapy, and Physical Therapy
Bilingual in Spanish and English. 


Phone: 713-794-2485

Work Hours: 7 AM - 4 PM, Monday - Friday

Nutrition and Food Sciences

The Future of NFS is YOU!

March is National Nutrition Month

Houston Food Scholarship Program

TWU Houston and the Houston Food Bank have a Food Scholarship Program and a research study in which current students are eligible to participate. Details are at  Food Scholarship Program.


Welcome to the Houston Library LibGuide for Nutrition and Food Sciences Students

Welcome to the TWU Libraries' Nutrition and Food Sciences Subject Guide! Here you will find a variety of suggested databases, credible internet sites, videos, and other information sources to help guide your research. Houston campus faculty, staff and students may obtain borrowing privileges to other professional libraries when you ask at the Houston library. Remember your TWU Librarians. Students can make appointments to learn how to find needed information and how to use information tools in the future. For Faculty and Staff, TWU Librarians will provide you with the information you need.

Congratulations! to the Houston Dietetic Internship Masters Program for  reaccreditation by the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND), now re-accredited through 2028!

Library Orientation

Houston Nutrition and Food SciencesDirector



The contact for the Houston Department of Nutrition and Food Sciences is Rachel Poland Dietetic Internship Director and Assistant Clinical Professor 713-794-2344 Texas Woman's University, 6700 Fannin Houston, TX77030 

FACULTY: Would you like to put materials on Reserve in the Houston Library or electronically available 24/7?  If yes, click HERE








March is National Nutrition Month!

Photo courtesy, National Agricultural Department

Houston Center Library Materials

The Houston Center Library Room 4132 (at the Houston campus) has books from TWU's School of Business, Department of Health Care Administration, School of Nursing, Department of Nutrition & Food Sciences, School of Occupational Therapy and the School of Physical Therapy, also.  Available for Houston TWU faculty, staff, and students to consult in the library, all of these materials (books, audiovisuals and journals) are specially selected and added to the collection by your faculty and staff. There is a pc/scanner available to print in b&w or color at the adjacent Mega Computer Lab. The Library also has Laptops and Chromebooks  for checkout.  Most of these materials are available to you to check out during hours of operation,  so come browse the different collections and see what the Houston library has to offer you.

Please know that "Textbooks, reference, non-circulating, media materials, and Houston Reserve Items may not be requested through Interlibrary Loan (ILL)."

Houston's TWU building has shelter in place locations in the event of a storm, here.

Suggested Databases

Find Food and Nutrition Resources


Sources for you include fruits                   


 deliciously wonderful grain products                                                                                     

& US Department of Agriculture information.

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Therapy Dogs Visit


December 5, 2022, Bright and Beautiful Therapy Dogs will visit the TWU Houston lobby, sponsored by the Houston Library and Houston Student Life.  All TWU faculty, staff, and  students are welcome to greet them and their owner/trainers and learn all about therapy dogs and their use in health care. These highly trained therapy dogs regularly visit prisons, hospitals, long term care facilities and other sites.  They help children and adults and patients suffering from PTSD, adjusting to amputations, those with emotional distress, and other conditions.


CDC Outpatient Infection Prevention Guide and Checklist

Outpatient Care Providers

Coronavirus COVID-19 & Smallpox/Monkeypox Information

 You may request one COVID test kit per address from the United States Postal Service, starting 19 January 2022. Go to to order.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention COVID and Smallpox/Monkeypox information

US White House statement on Monkeypox

State of Texas Coronavirus Disease COVID-19 Resources and Monkeypox Resources

City of Houston COVID, Monkeypox  Resources and information on pollen and other health data


The US National Center for Post Traumatic Distress is at the US Veteran's Administration for everyone to access:

Houston ARC Nap Pod

The Houston ARC has a wonderful nap pod where you can take a quiet 20 minute nap, so come give it a try!

Houston ARC Nap Pod


You need to keep healthy for success.

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