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

Professor of Family and Consumer Sciences
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Professor of Family and Consumer Sciences


  • 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 since 1979.

Teaching Interests:

  • The Lost Art of Home Food Preparation
  • Food Costing
  • Food Management


  • Effect of sugar substitutes on food quality