A team of Cal Poly food science students who developed a nutrient-rich meal for African mothers recently won a food technology competition.
The team of Emma Sandquist, who served as captain, Evan Quigley, Jaime Savitz, Courtney Schlossareck and Kyler Walterswon won the U.S. competition hosted by the Institute of Food Technologists Student Association.
Their product, Amma Mamas, used a sweet tortilla-like product made from soy flour, millet, bovine milk, sweet potato and cinnamon that aimed to boost maternal nutrition in Chad.
The Developing Solutions for Developing Countries Competition evaluated teams on their ability to devise food solutions for real-world problems.
Cal Poly’s undergraduate team competed against 67 other U.S. and international universities, including undergraduate and graduate squads.