The Department of Food, Nutrition, and Food Service Management was formed in the School of Home Economics (later known as The School of Human Environmental Sciences and now part of the School of Health and Human Sciences). In 1975 the School of Home Economics created six specialized departments, one of which was the Department of Food, Nutrition, and Food Service Management.
The degree initially offered was a Bachelor of Science in Home Economics and the major was in Food and Nutrition with concentrations Business & Communication Services, Related Sciences, and Food Service Management. Graduate courses and degrees were also available in the department.
In 1998 the name of the department was changed to Nutrition and Foodservice Systems, consequently changing the previous Food and Nutrition Major to the Nutrition and Foodservice Systems Major.
- Lucille M. Wakefield (1985-1988)
- Terry L. Bazarre (1988)
- Helen A. Shaw (1989-1994)
- Edward Powers (1995)
- Mark L. Failla (1996-2000)
- Rosemary Wander (2001-2002)