Alumni & Friends News

Karl Thorson '97 honored with 2016 IAFP Sanitarian Award

 The International Association for Food Protection (IAFP) presented awards recognizing excellence in food safety to the following organizations and individuals at IAFP 2016, July 31–August 3 in  St. Louis, Missouri. Karl Thorson (B.S. Food Science '97), General Mills, Minneapolis, Minnesota, received the Sanitarian Award, which recognized his dedication and exceptional service to the profession of sanitarian, serving the public and the food industry. 

The International Association for Food Protection (IAFP) represents more than 4,000 food safety professionals committed to Advancing Food Safety Worldwide®. The association includes educators, government officials, microbiologists, food industry executives and quality control professionals who are involved in all aspects of growing, storing, transporting, processing and preparing all types of foods. Working together, IAFP members, representing more than 70 countries, help the association achieve its mission through networking, educational programs, journals, career opportunities and numerous other resources.

Ryan Bad Heart Bull '14 Featured on MPR

Ryan Bad Heart Bull (B.S. Nutrition '14) was recently featured on Minnesota Public Radio discussing native nutrition. He was an attendee at the first-ever Conference on Native American Nutrition, presented in part by the Healthy Foods, Healthy Lives Institute. He graduated from the DPD program and also completed the Dietetic Internship through the department. He is the first Native American to graduate from the Dietetic Internship program at the U. Read more about Ryan, and his experience at the conference and in his own community on the MPR website. Learn more about the conference and the Seeds of Native Health campaign on its website.