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Our educator resources are developed by Feeding Tomorrow, the foundation of IFT.

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Educators

Feed the minds that will feed the future. Introduce your students to the science of food through the Institute of Food Technologists’ (IFT’s) interactive teaching resources. 

2021 Educator Program Event
Would you like help your K–12 students discover careers available to them within the science of food?

Join us for an educational experience designed specifically for educators, teachers, and counselors. You’ll connect with food industry professionals, gain access to teaching resources and experiments, connect with other educators and see what career opportunities exist.

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Dropper and beakers

Know a budding food science professional?

Encourage them to apply for an IFT Feeding Tomorrow Foundation Scholarship.

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Get inspired

Browse resources by grade level for fun and engaging experiments that will get kids jazzed about science, food, and future careers in the science of food!

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Learn about food science

Access informative resources about food science and it's positive impact.

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DEI Case Study: IFT Revamps Long-Time Scholarship Program

In an effort to provide the science of food community with actionable information that can be used in their own DEI efforts, IFT shares a case study of its recent effort to increase accessibility and inclusivity in its scholarship program.

IFT Scientists' Top 5 Food Trends to Consider in 2022

What's on the horizon for the global food system in 2022? IFT’s Science and Policy Initiatives team gives their predictions on five trends that are expected to take shape in the new year. 

Helping Consumers Follow the Dietary Guidelines for Americans

New Journal of Food Science article identifies opportunities to help consumers follow the Dietary Guidelines for Americans