Corporate Affiliates

This program is temporarily on hold.

The mission of the Purdue Nutrition Science Corporate Affiliates program is to partner with the Department of Nutrition Science in its mission to improve the well being of individuals and families by expanding the knowledge of food and human nutrition through discovery, learning and engagement.  The Corporate Affiliates program fosters a relationship between the department and industry to promote research collaborations, employment opportunities and explore current issues pertaining to nutrition and health.  Members of Corporate Affiliates have the opportunity to visit campus twice a year to participate in symposia on topical research issues.  Members also take advantage of individually arranged visits on topics relevant to specific corporate needs.  From an initial meeting of six members in 1996, membership has grown to nearly 30 affiliates.

Some recent symposia topics have been:

-Discovery and Regulations in Functional Foods Research
-Processed Foods for Health
-IOM Report on Calcium and Vitamin D DRI's & 2010 Dietary Guidelines
-SoFas & Salt/To Eat or Not to Eat for Weight Maintenance/Cancer Prevention
-Eating Patterns
-When Nutrition Meetings Engineering/Public Policy
-Botanicals Research and Health
-Understanding Metabolic Regulation

Membership Benefits

  • Corporate visibility with students and faculty
  • Source of employable graduates
  • Pre-prints/publications
  • Research/education partners
  • Large public outreach networks (Extension)
  • Training workshops
  • Staff development
  • Academic perspective on emerging issues
  • Commitment by faculty and administration to address members' needs
  • Semi-annual symposium on topical issues
  • Extend your staff

Areas of Emphasis

  • Nutrition and dietetics
  • Nutrition education
  • Nutrition, fitness and health
  • Nutrition and prevention of chronic disease foods
  • Food chemistry
  • Chemosensory evaluation
  • Food safety education

Membership Fee

  • Corporate Affiliates pay a minimum of $6,000 per year as an unrestricted gift.


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