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Jonathan Allen

Professor, Food Science Graduate Program Director


129-G Schaub Hall


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:

  • FS/ANS 324 Milk and Dairy Products
  • NTR/FS 401-501 Advanced Nutrition and Metabolism
  • NTR/FS/ANS 454/554 Lactation, Milk, and Nutrition
  • NTR 500 Principles of Human Nutrition
  • NTR 555 Exercise Nutrition
  • NTR 601/801 Nutrition Seminar
  • NTR 708 Energy Metabolism

Director and advisor for the Professional Science Masters and Distance Education programs of the Master of Nutrition degree.


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


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.

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


  • Ph.D. (Animal Nutrition) University of Georgia 1980
  • University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, Denver.Research Associate, Department of Physiology, 10/80-2/84
  • Dartmouth Medical School, Hanover, N.H. Postdoctoral Fellow, Departments of Anatomy and Physiology, 2/84-8/86
  • Brown University, Providence, R.I. Research Assistant II, Department of Physiology 1/75-6/77
  • Williams College, Williamstown, MA 1970-74. B.A. (Biology, Environ. Stud.)
  • College of the Atlantic, Bar Harbor, ME 1972-73 (exchange)


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