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 64 professors, 38 adjunct professors, over 230 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. Catherine Field

    Pregnant and lactating women not getting enough omega-3 fatty acids

    New AFNS research reveals almost 75 per cent fall well below recommended levels

  2. Diana Mager

    Processed gluten-free foods have downside

    Study finds higher glycemic loads, fewer micronutrients

  3. Jack Francis

    Cultivating appreciation for the agricultural past

    Jack Francis receives UAlberta Advocate Award for preserving treasures that tell a story of ingenuity and innovation

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