Diane Veale-Jones

Diane Veale-JonesDegrees and Post Graduate Research

  • M.S. in Human Nutrition, Cornell University
    Emphasis in international nutrition and community nutrition
    Minor in Rural Sociology, Emphasis on Food and Agriculture
  • B.A. in Dietetics, San Jose State University
    Honors in Dietetics

Research Interests

  • Locally Grown Foods
  • Food Issues Related to Gender
  • Farm to School Initiatives
  • World Hunger
  • Innovative and Environmental studies pedagogy

Recent Presentations and Research

  • Challenge: Sustainability at College of St. Benedict and Saint John's University. At the Joint Annual meeting of Agriculture, food and human values Society and Association for study of food and society. June 3 2011, in Montana.
  • Regularly interviewed by St. Cloud Times on food, nutrition, and agricultural issues. Most recent was on: Eating Out Suggestions.
  • Diane will be on sabbatical during spring semester of 2012. She will be finishing her second edition of her book: Ethnic Foodways in Minnesota.
  • Handbook for people in Health Professions and Social work on Food traditions and beliefs of Minnesotan immigrant and refugee populations.

Professional Affiliations

  • Serves on a sub committee on sustainability in St. Cloud on local foods for district 742.
  • 6th Year on board for SASSO: Somali Salvation Organization of St. Cloud Area.


  • ENVR 150: Introduction to Environmental Studies
  • ENVR 225: Food, Gender and the environment
  • ENVR 321: Sustainable Agriculture
  • ENVR 390: Poverty, Hunger and Ethical Issues