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.

Celebrating Indigenous Women Chefs

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Register for this first-of-its-kind, nationally acclaimed webinar series from our friends at the UMN Healthy Foods, Healthy Lives Institute

Meet Dr. Leena Hilakivi-Clarke

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


  • Spring Student Success Spotlight

    June 12, 2021

    Our students are unstoppable! Here’s another Student Success Spotlight full of some of their impressive spring achievements

  • PTS Holds Book Drive

    December 11, 2020

    The UMN Chapter of the Phi Tau Sigma Food Science and Technology Honor Society recently donated over 500 books to Kisii University in Kenya

  • FScN Researcher Collaborates with Taco Bell and Dairy Management Inc

    November 9, 2020

    Dairy Management Inc.’s (DMI) Global Innovation Partnership Team and our researcher, Sonia Patel, in her role as applications lab scientist within the Midwest Dairy Food Research Center (MDFRC) worked together to develop a first-of-its-kind, shelf-stable, dairy-based creamer for Taco Bell.