Food Science and Nutrition Club


Founded in 1972, The Food Science and Nutrition Club at the University of Minnesota is a rare blend of graduate and undergraduate food science and nutrition students.  The club strives to provide educational and social activities that enhance personal and academic development, connect students with industry members, and promote community volunteerism. Our group is affiliated with the Institute of Food Technologists (IFT) and works on various IFT Student Association (IFTSA) activities including product development teams and college bowl.


The object of the Food Science and Nutrition Club at the University of Minnesota is to develop a strong community of young professionals interested in advancing a healthy, sustainable, flavorful and connected world through student teams of global food research projects, discussions with innovative professionals, and service to a growing world.

2020-2021 Executive Board

President: Allie Schneider 
Vice President: Laura Eckhardt
Treasurer: Sonali Raghunath
Secretary: Loren Avalos
Fundraising Chair: Lenny Yu
Community Outreach Chairs: Paige Benson & Gretchen Gustafson 
Social Chairs: Kia Kivi & Allison LeMinh
IFT Chair: Yara Benavides
Faculty Advisors: Baraem Ismail & Tonya Schoenfuss 


Meeting dates and events can be accessed on our Google Calendar.

Useful Links

Food Science and Nutrition Club on Facebook

Minnesota IFT

National IFT

Student Organizations