Department of Food Science and Nutrition

Welcome to the Department of Food Science and Nutrition at the University of Minnesota. Home to world-class researchers and educators, we are Driven to Discover™ the ways food impacts health and society.

Meet Dr. Kathleen Hill Gallant

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Our new Associate Professor of Nutrition and her research team started with us last summer.

2021 FScN Showcase

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Save the date! The 2021 FScN Showcase exploring transferrable research within food and nutrition will be held on Wed, Oct 13th

Meet Dr. Leena Hilakivi-Clarke

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Our new Professor of Nutrition will be based at the Hormel Institute in Austin, MN

Upcoming Events


  • Professor Selected as ASABE Fellow

    July 28, 2021

    Professor P. Kumar Mallikarjunan has been chosen as a member of the 2021 Class of Fellows by the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers

  • FScN Alumni Awarded by CFANS

    May 14, 2021

    Two FScN alumni were recognized at the 2021 CFANS Borealis Night of Excellence Awards

  • Student MnDrive Fellows

    July 20, 2021

    Three FSCN graduate students were selected as 2021 MnDrive Global Food Ventures Fellows