McProud, Lucy M.

McProud, Lucy M.

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Nutrition, Food Science and Packaging

Academic Rank


Year Retired from SJSU


Educational Background

University of Wisconsin- Madison, Food Science: Food Administration, 1977 Ph.D.

University of Wisconsin-Madison, Food Science : Food Administration, 1974 M.S.

Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, Eastman Kodak & Strong Memorial Hospital, Rochester, NY Internship, Registered Dietitian, 1971

California Polytechnic State University, Dietetics- Food Administration: Home Economics, San Luis Obispo, 1970 B.S.

Dissertation Title

Energy Management in Production of Entrees in Hospital Food service Systems

Teaching Experience

San Jose State University, 1978- 2018

University of Wisconsin-Madison, 1977-1978

Arizona State University-Tempe, 1977

Administrative and Professional Experience

Department Chairperson of Nutrition, Food Science and Packaging, San Jose State University, 1984-2016

Administrative Dietitian, Kaiser Foundation Hospital, Fontana, CA, 1971-1973


Retention, Tenure and Promotion Committee for the College of Applied Sciences and Arts, and Department of Nutrition, Food Science and Packaging, & the Hospitality Management Dept.

Campus Fees Advisory Committee

Faculty Recruitment Committee for the Nutrition , Food Science and Packaging Dept. and the Hospitality Management Department

Selected Publications

Chhabra, K. & Wagle, Ashwini & McProud, L. (2013). The Set-Up and Evaluation of a Vermicomposting System at a Hindu Temple in Order to Defer Food Waste from the Waste Stream. Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. 113. A55.

Sato, Jennifer & Wagle, Ashwini & McProud, Lucy & Lee, Loretta. (2013). Food Label Effects on Customer Purchases in Hospital Cafeteria in Northern California. Journal of Foodservice Business Research. 16. 155-168.

Koutoulas, S. & Wagle, Ashwini & McProud, L. & Hollenbeck, C. & Thompson, M.. (2011). The Effects of Point-of-Selection Nutrition Information on Sugar-Sweetened Beverages in a Hospital Cafeteria by Differences in Age and Gender. Journal of The American Dietetic Association 111(9). A52.

Knoblaugh, Karen & McProud, L. & Wagle, Ashwini & Finkelstein, A. (2007). The Prevalence of Exposure to Hidden/Undeclared Wheat When Dining in a Restaurant or Other Foodservice Establishment. Journal of The American Dietetic Association 107 (8). A73.

Chu, H. & McProud, L. & Khanna, S. (2006). Patient Satisfaction with Inpatient Clinical Nutrition Services at an Acute-Care Hospital. Journal of the American Dietetic Association 106 (8). A51.

Personal Commentary

Enjoyed serving students for 39 years as a faculty member at San Jose State University, and as Department Chairperson of the Nutrition , Food Science and Packaging (NUFS/PKG) Department for 32 years. Proud of Department providing over 150 course sections each semester at the undergraduate and graduate level for 400 students in the major, General Education courses, and other courses for non-majors.

Happy to have generated over $3 million in grants from the California State Department of Education , Sacramento, for the CalProNet Center which funded a variety of training workshops for child nutrition specialists and school foodservice directors over 28 years.

Excited to have coordinated annual SJSU/NUFS/PKG student/faculty Poster Sessions of research and projects for the Regional Silicon Valley District Meeting of the California Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics each year in September from 2006 to 2018.


McProud, Lucy M.