Baylor University
Family & Consumer Sciences
College of Health and Human Sciences

Dr. Walter

Janelle M. Walter, Ph.D., R.D., CFCS

Professor of Family and Consumer Sciences

Nutrition Sciences

Contact Information

Telephone: (254)710-6257



Office: 112 Mary Gibbs Jones Building

Office Hours: 9:00am-11:00am M-W-F

Mailing Address:

    One Bear Place #97346

    Waco, TX 76798


  • Ph.D., Iowa State University

  • M.Ed., University of Houston

  • B.S., University of Houston

Nutrition Sciences:

  • Nutrition

  • Food Science/Advanced Food Science

  • Meal Management

  • Life Cycle Nutrition

  • Experimental Foods

  • Methods of Teaching Family and Consumer Sciences

Areas of Interest and Research:

  • Food Science

  • Food Acceptability

  • Barriers to Home Food Preparation

  • Adolescent Eating Behaviors


  • Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics

  • American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences


Born in Houston, Tx., attended University of Houston for a Bachelor's degree and a Master's degree; taught for Houston Independent 6.5 yrs; Graduated from Iowa State University in 1978; Worked for the State Board of Education 1 yr as a nutrition consultant. I have taught at Baylor for 34 years.


  • Food Science

  • Intro to Food Delivery

  • Life Cycle Nutrition

  • Experimental Foods

  • Nutrition

Teaching Interests:

  • The Lost Art of Home Food Preparation

  • Food Costing

  • Food Management


    Effect of sugar substitutes on food quality