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Kris Igo
Associate Director, Healthy Foods, Healthy Lives Institute, University of Minnesota

Early in her career, before focusing on teaching food skills, Kris Igo worked in restaurants and wine retail—where eating food is regarded as a pleasurable and communal experience. “Spending time with local chefs inspired my interests in cooking and new flavors,” Kris explained. “Being a wine educator taught me the power of terroir, which is a French term to describe place-based flavors and a sense of local and cultural pride in food traditions.” Now, in her role as the Associate Director at the University of Minnesota’s Healthy Foods, Healthy Lives Institute, Kris is able to continue to integrate her love …

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