Joanne L. Slavin

Food Science and Nutrition expert
University of Minnesota

Joanne Slavin is a Professor in the College of Food, Agricultural and Natural Resource Sciences at the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities.  She teaches Advanced Human Nutrition and consults widely in nutrition, food science, and sustainability space.  She has authored more than 350 scientific articles on diet and health outcomes, topics including carbohydrates, protein, fats, snacking, regenerative agriculture, and the role of diet in disease prevention.  Joanne was a member of the 2010 Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee (DGAC).  She is a Science Communicator for the Institute of Food Technologists (IDF), and a member of numerous scientific societies, including the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (AND) and the American Society of Nutrition (ASN).  Dr. Slavin has BS, MS, and PhD degrees from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and is a Registered Dietitian (RDN).  She has given more than 400 scientific presentations around the world.  Additionally, she grew up on a dairy farm and now owns and manages the Slavin Sisters Farm LLC, a 119-acre mixed use farm in Southern Wisconsin.