Joanne Slavin

December 28, 2016
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2019 Clean Label Conference

Previous speaker at the
2017 Protein Trends & Technology Seminar

Presentation: Do Cleaner Labels have Unintended Health Consequences?

Speaker: Joanne L. Slavin, Ph.D., RD, Professor, Department of Food Science and Nutrition, University of Minnesota

Joanne Slavin, Ph.D, RD, is a professor in the Department of Food Science and Nutrition at the University of Minnesota.  She teaches FScN 4612 Advanced Human Nutrition.

She has presented more than 350 invited scientific lectures around the world on topics including dietary fiber, carbohydrates, whole grains, protein, and the role of diet in disease prevention.

Joanne has an active research group currently working in gut health, satiety, and related health outcomes. She is the author of more than 250 scientific publications and numerous book chapters and review articles and has advised 65 graduate students who work in universities, food companies, and health care facilities.

She is a Science Communicator for the Institute of Food Technologists and a member of numerous scientific societies, including the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and the American Society for Nutrition (ASN). She received the 2013 ASN General Mills Institute of Health and Nutrition Innovation Award, an award given to an investigator whose scientific contribution advance the understanding of the health benefits of whole grains. She gave the 2015 W.O. Atwater Memorial Lecture at the ASN meeting. She was a member of the 2010 Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee for the US Department of Agriculture.  She is a frequent source for the media on topics ranging from kid’s eating to sports nutrition.

Her awards include the CFANS Student Board Faculty of the Year Award (2007), College of Human Ecology Excellence in Teaching Award (2006), and College of Human Ecology Excellence in Research Award (1999).

Dr. Slavin received B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. degrees in Nutritional Sciences from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and is a registered dietitian. She grew up on a dairy farm in southern Wisconsin that she still owns with her two sisters.

Contact information:
166 Food Science and Nutrition
Dept. of Food Science and Nutrition
University of Minnesota
334 Eckles Ave, St. Paul, MN 55108
+1 612 624 7234

2019 Clean Label Conference

Presentation: Do Cleaner Labels have Unintended Health Consequences?

Presentation Description: Consumers are said to be increasingly drawn to vegetarianism, veganism and products with simplified, understandable ingredient statements. Additionally, encouraging Americans to consume more fruits, vegetables and whole grains is much needed advice for most. However, diets can be as varied as consumers themselves. As the food industry focuses on developing plant-based foods and beverages with short ingredient lists, are there consumer groups at risk for nutritional deficiencies? And, can the food processing industry be more transparent as to what is, and isn’t, in the products they market.


2017 Protein Trends & Technologies Seminar Presentation Description:

Presentation: Proteins for Health: Issues, Updates and Opportunities

Presentation Description: As both a source of calories and essential nutrients, protein is the most important macronutrient. Most U.S. consumers have an adequate intake of protein, however trends such as the move towards plant proteins and an aging population means optimal dietary protein consumption should not be assumed for everyone. This presentation looks at protein’s nutritional functions and how various factors impact protein needs such as age, sex and health status. Sources of proteins, the role of individual amino acids and how protein-containing foods rate in regards to protein quality will be covered with a look at what population segments may need increased protein consumption.