MEDIA ALERT: High school students explore food science at UF

WHAT: The UF/IFAS food science and human nutrition department has partnered with Taste of Immokalee to bring 20 youth to the UF campus to explore food science and develop a new food product with current UF food science undergraduates. On July 26, the group will learn about coffee roasting and meet with their undergraduate mentors. On July 27, they will learn about 3D printed food.

Taste of Immokalee is a benefit corporation committed to empowering youth to rise out of poverty and influence positive change in their community, with the business and leadership skills needed to succeed in college and in professional careers. The UF/IFAS food science and human nutrition department is one of the world’s largest combined academic programs where food science, nutritional sciences, and dietetics are all studied within one department.

WHEN & WHERE

**CONSTRUCTION ADVISORY: Some roads and sidewalks are inaccessible due to construction on campus. See below for recommendations on driving and parking.

 

July 26, 9 a.m.

See on campus map: https://campusmap.ufl.edu/#/index/0475

Food Science and Human Nutrition Building, Pilot Plant (first floor)

572 Newell Dr., Bldg. 0475

Gainesville, FL 32611

Driving and parking: Enter campus from the north side and park at McCarty Hall: https://campusmap.ufl.edu/#/index/0498

 

July 27, 2:30 p.m.

See on campus map: https://campusmap.ufl.edu/#/index/0474

Frazier Rogers Hall, Room 122

1741 Museum Rd., Bldg. 0474

Gainesville, FL 32611

Driving and parking: Enter campus from the south side and park at Frazier Rogers Hall: https://campusmap.ufl.edu/#/index/0474

 

Top image courtesy of Taste of Immokalee

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Posted: July 19, 2022


Category: 4-H & Youth, Health & Nutrition
Tags: Food Science And Human Nutrition, News


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