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Jonathan Allen

Professor, Director of Graduate Programs for Food Science


Schaub Food Science Building, Room 129G


Area(s) of Expertise

  • Nutrient fortification and bioavailability
  • Globally sustainable food systems
  • Nutrition education
  • Diabetes and obesity
  • Glycemic index allergy
  • Mammary gland biology and lactation
  • Milk composition, dairy food chemistry and dairy education

Teaching Activities

Teaching activities are in the areas of nutritional biochemistry and lactation, milk, dairy products and nutrition, including the following courses:

  • Milk and Dairy Products (FS/ANS 324)
  • Advanced Nutrition and Metabolism (NTR/FS 401-501)
  • Lactation, Milk, and Nutrition (NTR/FS/ANS 454/554)
  • Principles of Human Nutrition (NTR 500)
  • Exercise Nutrition (NTR 555)
  • Energy Metabolism (NTR 708)


  • Fellow of the Institute of Food Technologists, 2020
  • Gilbert A. Leveille Award, Institute of Food Technologists and American Society of Nutrition, 2012
  • IFT Dairy Foods Division Outstanding Volunteer, 2010
  • IFT Dairy Foods Division Chair-Elect, Chair, Past-Chair 2008-11
  • Certified Nutrition Specialist, 1994-present; Babcock-Hart Award, Institute of Food Technologists, 2005


A Protein Ingredient for Carrying Lipophilic Nutrients in Low Fat Foods. Inventors: Harold Swaisgood, Qiwu Wang, Jonathan Allen. Patent No, 6,290,974 issued September 18, 2001.

Professional Memberships

Member of Gamma Sigma Delta, Phi Tau Sigma, Sigma Xi


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Postdoctoral Fellow, Departments of Anatomy and Physiology, Dartmouth Medical School (1986)
Research Associate, Health Sciences Center, University of Colorado (1984)
Ph.D., Animal Nutrition, University of Georgia (1980)
B.A., Biology, Environmental Studies, Williams College (1974)
Exchange Student, College of the Atlantic (1973)