School of Food Science and Nutrition

1st in the UK

Ranked 1st in the Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide and the Guardian University league tables 2019

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Industry Day 2019:

Food Innovation for Delivering Health, Nutrition and Wellness
18th January 2019

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New sugar in yogurt research

A new study by Dr Bernadette Moore, looks at almost 900 yogurt products and find children’s yoghurts contain high amounts of sugar, on average more than twice the level to be classed as “low sugar.”

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Dr Moore's research into sugar in yoghurt
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School of Food Science and Nutrition

We are globally renowned for our teaching and research across the whole spectrum of food, from the molecular level to how food affects our body and how our diet is influencing our health. The world-leading work of our three research groups feeds directly into our teaching, which means you’ll learn about the latest developments in your subject from world-class academics.

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undergraduate degree courses

There are lots of opportunities for you to work alongside our academics and get involved in research, so you’ll see first-hand how knowledge is created.

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PG student

Our courses will not only increase your technical and academic knowledge, but also develop the key transferable skills much valued by employers.

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A food science masters degree student at the University of Leeds

You will develop excellent relationships with your supervisors and their passion and support will inspire you to explore, question and discover.

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Sugar in yogurt leaves a sour taste

A comprehensive survey of ingredients in yogurts has highlighted high sugar…

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PhD students presenting at Food Science Conference.

The School of Food Science and Nutrition's PhD conference has concluded, with…

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Vegetables on a stand

The Nutritional Epidemiology Group at the School of Food Science and…

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Gaps in understanding European children's nutrient intakes

Only a third of European countries have robust reporting on child and…

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Meet members of industry and academia to discuss latest scientific approaches to understand the role of food innovation for delivering health, nutrition and wellness.

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Our open days are a great way to discover more about your desired subject area, our fantastic facilities on campus, and life at Leeds.

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We deliver events and activities to showcase this fascinating subject area to students at schools and colleges across the UK.

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We have a dedicated Employability Team that provide businesses with access to our talented students through a range of services.

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We seek to put food science and nutrition research into action through collaborative partnerships with industry.

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The University community is made up of a wide range of people with diverse backgrounds and circumstances, which we value and regard as a great asset.

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