Clubs and Organizations

Graduate and undergraduate students in the Department of Food Science and Human Nutrition have the opportunity to get involved in student clubs on campus and in professional societies affiliated with the food science and nutrition disciplines.

Body Image and Eating Disorder Awareness Club The purpose and goal of the Body Image and Eating Disorder Awareness (BIEDA) club is to encourage positive, sustainable lifestyle through body image and eating disorder awareness and campus/local resource identification.
Culinary Food Science Club Culinary Food Science Club strives to introduce members to new topics in culinary science through many events including speakers, field trips, and cooking demonstrations. Find them on Facebook.
Cy’s Gluten Free Friends Cy’s Gluten Free Friends provides an informative, interactive support group for gluten-free students and other students interested in a gluten-free lifestyle. Find them on Facebook.
Dairy Products Evaluation Club Students in the Dairy Products Evaluation Club learn how to identify quality defects in six different dairy products. Each year, five members are selected to represent the team and compete at the National Collegiate Dairy Products Evaluation Contest. Find them on Facebook.
Diabetes Education Club The Diabetes Education Club provides events and educational materials on diabetes and diabetes prevention that are available to all Iowa State faculty, staff, and students.
Food Science Club Food Science Club provides an opportunity to become acquainted with the wide scope of food science through guest speakers, field trips, and club activities. Find them on Facebook.
Interdisciplinary Graduate Student Club The Interdisciplinary Graduate Student Club is for students in Food Science and Technology, Interdepartmental Graduate Program in Nutritional Sciences, Animal Science, Kinesiology, and Diet and Exercise. It provides an opportunity to discuss post-doctoral experiences, future job opportunities and a variety of other topics across disciplines.
ISU Food Product Development Team The ISU Food Product Development Team creates and develops an idea for a new food, carrying the concept through production and marketing of a new product. They compete with the newly developed food product against other students from across the United States. Contact Dr. Clark, adviser.
Nutrition Club In the Nutrition Club, members hear about new topics in nutrition from speakers, learn about different career paths, and participate in community events concerning health and nutrition.
Student Dietetic Association The Student Dietetic Association (SDA) provides current information on trends in the profession of dietetics and advancements in the field to student members.
The SHOP The SHOP (Students Helping Our Peers) is an on campus food pantry created by students for students and located in 2616 Food Sciences Building. The SHOP is run completely by volunteers and all the food is donated. 

American Association of Cereal Chemists (AACC) International
A leader in gathering and disseminating scientific and technical information to professionals in the grain-based foods industry, the American Association of Cereal Chemists International (AACC International) provides technical information, significant research findings, industry trends and career development.
Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Students interested in dietetics and nutrition are encouraged to join the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (formerly the American Dietetic Association), a professional organization committed to improving the nation’s health and advancing the profession of dietetics through research, education and advocacy. Affiliated with the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, the Iowa Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics is comprised of a diverse group of food and nutrition professionals who work to optimize the health of Iowan’s through food and nutrition.
American Oil Chemists’ Society (AOCS) Students and faculty interested in fats, oils, surfactants, and detergents join the American Oil Chemists’ Society (AOCS) which offers resources for sharing scientific information and knowledge, connecting the science of oil chemistry to daily life.
American Society for Nutrition (ASN) The American Society for Nutrition (ASN) is a professional organization dedicated to bringing together researchers, clinical nutritionists, and industry to advance knowledge and application of nutrition for the sake of humans and animals.
Institute of Food Technologies (IFT) The Institute of Food Technologists (IFT) is the professional organization for those interested in culinary science and food science. As a paid member of the IFT Student Association, students receive a subscription to the Food Technology magazine with stories on the latest news and hottest trends in the industry. Students and faculty are also involved in the Iowa Section of IFT which holds meetings four times a year in locations around the state that are a great tool for networking.
Phi Tau Sigma Phi Tau Sigma- The Honor Society of Food Science and Technology was first chartered on the Iowa State campus in 1976. Members may be elected as students or after graduation in recognition of their achievements and academic excellence. This organization, which began in 1953 and has over 1000 members, is governed by a set of bylaws. Applications are accepted from students with junior status, faculty, and professionals for admittance to the society.