The trajectory of UNIFESP reflects the commitment of its community to seeking excellence in its teaching, research and extension, in an integrated way after listening to society needs. This leads to the development of professionals and citizens with a solid technical-scientific and humanistic background.
Unifesp has currently 6 campuses offering 27 undergraduate courses. This postgraduate program has 40 Academic Masters and 38 PhDs, of which more than 50% were accredited up to 1984. This scenario contributes to maintain and expand an enabling environment for qualification activities, knowledge production and a dialogue with society, and to the shaping of its role as a higher education institution of global reputation.
The maturation of critical mass in the Food and Nutrition area inside the Health and Society Institute - located in the Baixada Santista Campus and held by an interdisciplinary faculty team - together with many projects fostered by funding agencies resulted, in 2014, in the creation of the Postgraduate Program in Food Science, Nutrition and Health.
Qualifying professionals who are fit for working in food, diet and nutrition studies in an interdisciplinary way, focusing mainly on the health of individuals or populations, thus contributing to the development of strategies and nutrition and public health policies.
Promoting scientific development of graduate students from different fields. It aims at training teachers, researchers and highly qualified professionals in an interdisciplinary way in order to develop scientific and technological activities in the field of Nutrition.
Our students will be able to produce knowledge and act in an interdisciplinary way in teaching, research and extension, based on ethical principles with scientific qualification in the Food Science, Nutrition and Health interface.
Baixada Santista (city of Santos) Campus currently has four units, two of which are used by the Health and Society Institute: One unit located at Av. Ana Costa, 95 (Unit I) and the other unit at Av. Silva Jardim, 136 (Central Unit). Both units have 5 classrooms with computers and Internet access, and the Central Unit has a classroom and a computer lab for postgraduate students; this Unit also includes 2 meeting rooms for up to 8 people.
Research is developed in a set of experimental and non-experimental labs. During the implementation of the Interdisciplinary Program in Health Sciences, a Facilities Center was opened to manage and integrate the different research groups. The launch of this Center favors molding and executing interdisciplinary research proposals, at the same time promoting the reasonable use of resources through the shared use of equipment and technicians. The launch of the Facilities Center is sponsored by different funding agencies (FAPESP, CNPq, CAPES and FINEP).
The Facilities Center includes common usage labs, equipped with state-of-the-art apparatus, and satellite labs, an appropriate structure for our researchers. Therefore, the analysis and procedures applicable to a larger set of projects are gathered in central laboratories, while the specificity of each line of research is handled in satellite laboratories that may be supervised by our professors. It brings them closer to the projects as well as promotes multidisciplinarity, articulates research areas, and improves researchers' performance in different roles. This structure is available to meet the requirements of studies from different fields and of different theoretical and methodological frameworks and allows researchers to perform clinical, epidemiological, and experimental in vitro studies, as well as in biological models. It is easier for volunteers to join group studies and participate in interviews due to the convenient location of campus units and the accessibility features of the buildings.
The Program has an administrative area, classrooms, 120-seat amphitheater, a computer lab with 19 computers and research laboratories, and the library.
Coordinator: Prof. Dr. Veridiana Vera de Rosso
Deputy Coordinator: Prof. Dr. Paula Andrea Martins