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

Dr. Walter

Janelle M. Walter, Ph.D., R.D., C.F.C.S.

Professor of Family and Consumer Sciences

Nutrition Sciences Program Coordinator

Contact Information




Office: 112 Mary Gibbs Jones Building

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