The Department of Agricultural, Food and Nutritional Science (AFNS) at the University of Alberta is a unique department, the first of its kind in North America, reflecting the integration of many disciplines across Agriculture, Food and Nutrition. AFNS is committed to achieving excellence in the discovery and dissemination of knowledge with the goal of improving the health and quality of life. Disciplines range from primary production and biotechnology in plant and animal sciences, to innovative food and agri-food products, and human nutrition and wellness. The Department boasts 68 professors, 30 adjunct professors, over 250 graduate students, and more than 300 research and support staff, and includes the divisions of Animal Science, Plant Biotechnology, Food Science and Bioresource Technology, and Human Nutrition.


  1. Ruurd Zijlstra

    New platform technology places AFNS at forefront of innovation in pet food industry

    Funding and partnerships announced today will lead to new pet food product development

  2. Diana Nguyen

    New food product developed by AFNS students takes top prize in Alberta competition

    Team headed to national competition this July as newly-developed Pulse Pops wins Pulse Canada's provincial Mission ImPULSEible

  3. Linda McCargar

    Hope for the next generation

    After more than 20 years of children's and adolescents' nutritional habits getting worse, the trend has started to shift

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The Alberta Pregnancy Outcomes & Nutrition study is currently seeking volunteers.