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Finding the Perfect Degree

Memphis Bancroft said she has fallen in love with the food science and nutrition degree

When Memphis Bancroft made the decision to pursue a food science and nutrition degree at the University of Missouri she didn’t realize the real-world application of what she was studying would be so immediate. When Bancroft chose the degree program her mother was on a very restrictive diet due to a colon cancer diagnosis. “With the effects of surgery we…

A Tasty Experience

Food science and nutrition students spent the fall semester developing a variety of barbeque sauce flavors

A capstone course within the food science and nutrition degree program, the Food Product Development (F_S 4970) class allows students to integrate the various disciplines of food science to create new food products. Andrew Clarke, an associate professor, has taught the writing-intensive course for more than two decades – helping to lead students on a journey that begins with them…

Get to Know Pavel Somavat

Somavat is an assistant professor in both food science and biomedical, biological and chemical engineering

What are your job duties/job responsibilities in the College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources? I work as an assistant professor in the Division of Food, Nutrition & Exercise Sciences (CAFNR) with a 30% appointment in the Department of Biomedical, Biological and Chemical Engineering (COE). My job responsibilities mainly constitute of teaching and research, and currently I teach a course…

An Entrepreneurial Desire

Jason Zhang's interest in food science led him to the University of Missouri

Jason Zhang grew up with an entrepreneurial spirit – as well as an interest in food science. He now pursues both passions as cofounder of Layer Origin Nutrition, a group focused on human gut health, specifically forward-thinking prebiotics. Zhang’s path to running his own business comprised of a handful of stops, including a few years at the University of Missouri,…

CAFNR Advisor Spotlight: Amy Marek

Marek serves as an academic advisor for the nutrition and exercise physiology, and food science and nutrition degree programs

How rewarding is it to work with students in the Division of Food, Nutrition and Exercise Sciences? The most rewarding part of the job is getting to know each student and helping them create their own path to graduation. Being the academic advisor for two degree programs, it can seem like student meetings and emails are endless but it’s all…

Senior Spotlight: Chloe Bilyk

Bilyk will graduate with a degree in food science and nutrition

When she was in eighth grade, Chloe Bilyk toured the University of Missouri with her family, as her older sister was in the process of making her college decision. Her family agreed that Mizzou may not be for her sister – but it was the perfect fit for Bilyk. While it would be a few years before Bilyk would make…

Taking Home Top Honors

Mizzou NAMA team wins National Student Marketing Competition

Last year, the Mizzou National Agri-Marketing Association (NAMA) team placed fourth during NAMA’s National Student Marketing Competition — the first time Mizzou NAMA had made it to the final round of the national competition in more than 10 years. This year, Mizzou took home top honors. Their first-place presentation centered on the GerriRig Grain Management System, a product the team…

Dairy Products Evaluation Team Competes at National Contest

The Mizzou dairy products evaluation team competed at the National Dairy Products Evaluation Contest on Wednesday, April 13, in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. The event was hosted by the Wisconsin Cheese Makers Association. The MU team finished second in ice cream; third in butter; third in cottage cheese; and fourth in all products. Undergraduate students Neilson Hadlock (sophomore, food science and nutrition)…

Halley Blades Named AFA Ambassador

Halley Blades, a junior majoring in food science and nutrition, was recently chosen to serve as an Agriculture Future of America (AFA) Ambassador on the University of Missouri campus. In her role as an AFA Ambassador, Blades will work on building relationships with others that fosters engagements and innovation in food, agriculture and natural resources. She, and other AFA Ambassadors…

An Important Degree Program

Maya Johnson has been able to pursue her passion for science through the food science and nutrition major

In May, Maya Johnson will graduate with a food science and nutrition degree from the University of Missouri College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources (CAFNR). It will actually be Johnson’s second Mizzou graduation ceremony. Johnson is a graduate of the Mizzou Academy High School program. She spent her senior year of high school in the program, earning her diploma…