About the School of Nutrition and Food Sciences

Our Mission

The mission of the SNFS is to prepare future professionals and support the community through discovery, didactic and experiential teaching and learning, and the development of services and products that improve the health and wellbeing of individuals, families, and communities in a complex and changing society, and to assist local, national and global food industries.



Dr. Georgianna Tuuri
Department Chair, School of Nutrition and Food Sciences
255 Knapp Hall
Baton Rouge, LA 70803


Adhikari Achyut
Associate Department Head, Associate Professor
261 Knapp Hall


Knapp Hall

Knapp Hall is the hub of all activity for the School of Nutrition and Food Sciences; housing its administrative offices, nutrition and extension faculty. 

Animal & Food Science Lab

Animal and Food Science Lab Building which features analysis labs, product processing, food chemistry labs, product development/sensory evaluation facilities, fermentation, demonstration kitchen, and a commercial kitchen as well as housing Food Science faculty offices. 

Human Ecology Bldg

Human Ecology Building features a full kitchen and an air garden which grows tomatoes, herbs and lettuce to improve sustainability. The labs are used to teach nutrition students, test and create recipes for the Cooperative Extension.

Bottling Lab
Ingram Hall features a government-approved commercial kitchen, pilot plant and ample space for freezer, cooler and dry storage needs for all FOODii tenants while also housing the Administrative Support Area.  FOODii client conference room and Staff Offices for Foodii are found in H.D. Wilson.

FOODii Bottling facility houses small and large bottling lines along with storage areas and shipping/receiving areas. 

Seafood Lab Ribbon Cutting
The only one of its kind in Louisiana, located in Jeanerette — opened in July 2022 with the goal of helping potential and existing seafood processors explore opportunities and new concepts in processing, packaging and value-added seafood products. It features commercial processing equipment that is used for demonstration, training and research.

Foodii Line
School of Nutrition and Food Science has many well equipped laboratories across campus such as our Food Safety Lab/Bio-Safety I & II labs found in Dalrymple Building, Food Safety and Microbiology lab in AgChemistry, our Molecular Nutrition labs in Life Sciences Building and Pennington Biomedical Research Center, our Probiotic, Physical Property and Chemical Lab, along with a Food/bio Processing Lab are found in H.D. Wilson.



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Dr. Erin McKinley, PhD, RD, LDN, CLC, CHES
Associate Professor & Director of the Didactic Program in Dietetics, Graduate Studies Advisor
285 Knapp Hall
phone: 225-578-1631
fax: 225-578-2697
email: emckinley@agcenter.lsu.edu

Lindsay Barleycorn, MS, RD, LDN, CDCES
Coordinator of Undergraduate Studies
271 Knapp Hall
phone: 225-578-2598