About This Course

This course prepares students with the knowledge and critical analysis skills necessary to navigate regulatory affairs for food claims and labeling. Participants will also explore how regulation and the underlying food laws are affected by scientific developments and changing societal values and concerns.


Jennifer Van de Ligt
Jennifer van de Ligt

PhD, nutrition, University of Kentucky 

Jennifer van de Ligt, PhD, is the director of the Integrated Food Systems Leadership program, director of the Food Protection and Defense Institute, and associate professor at the University of Minnesota. Dr. van de Ligt works to assure productive and effective public-private partnership and stakeholder engagement focusing on building multisectoral collaboration and perspectives to inform research design and implementation of extension and education activities. She has held numerous leadership positions at a global food company operating in 70 countries and provided nutrition and regulatory expertise for a variety of food and feed novel ingredient and claims innovations. 

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