The Association of Food Technologists holds monthly meetings, featuring guest speakers. Their purpose is to foster a close relationship amongst students and faculty. They also aim to encourage leadership and acquaint students with the scope of food science and technology and human nutrition. This organization also maintains a Facebook page.
Food Science and Human Nutrition is home to several student clubs that are part of the more than 1000 student organizations on campus.
Current FSHN Student Organizations
The Student Dietetic Association meets monthly. The group serves as an advocate of the dietetic option in the Department, serving the students and local community through promotion of optimal nutrition, health and well-being.
The Food Product Development club aims to provide students opportunities to gain experience in product development prior to entering the food industry. The club hosts product development competitions on campus, provides resources for entering competitions hosted by external organizations, introduces guest speakers from the food industry, and organizes various social activities. The club is open to all majors. Updates on club activities and opportunities can be found on the club Facebook and Instagram pages.
The Hospitality Management Association provides professional development and social opportunities for students interested in the hospitality field. They host guest speakers and take trips to visit various hospitality related businesses.
Human Nutrition Club
The Human Nutrition Club focuses on opportunities for students interested in the human nutrition field. They participate in a variety of professional development and social activities.
NutrImpact is a campus-community organization striving to bridge a connection between Dietetic professionals of the community and Dietetics students at UIUC, while reaching out to the community through nutrition education to those in need. This organization is open to any FSHN student that has interest in providing community service and nutrition education. Nutrition education is the main emphasis and we do it in many forms like handouts, presentations, posters and resource guides. We are currently helping to create a low cost renal diet to meet the needs of patients in this community and in the future will be volunteering at a local soup kitchen offering nutritional advice to customers, (along with an RD), and hopefully helping with the meals.
Food Science and Human Nutrition Graduate Student Association (FSHNGSA)
FSHNGSA serves to increase interaction among faculty and graduate students by providing academic, social, and career related events. All FSHN graduate students are welcome to participate in this organization.
Learn more about University of Illinois Registered Student Organizations.