Outreach Presentations The templates cover many areas of food science, including food processing and preservation, food safety, and sensory science.

These presentation templates were created for IFT's Food Science Ambassadors to utilize when they visit schools or community groups and discuss food science. Ambassadors can use the presentation templates as is, alter or add slides, or mix and match slides from the various templates to create their own customized presentations.

The templates cover many areas of food science, including food processing and preservation, food safety, and sensory science. An activity guide is also available with several quick and easy demos that Ambassadors can use as resources. Many of the outreach presentations list activities from the guide that they coordinate with directly to make outreach even easier.

Basic Presentation: Elementary (ppt, 1MB)

Basic Presentation: Middle School (ppt, 2MB)

Basic Presentation: High School (ppt, 2MB)

Basic Presentation: Undergraduate (ppt, 2MB)

Food Processing and Preservation (ppt, 2MB)

Nutrition and Labeling: High School (ppt, 2MB) 

Product Development (ppt, 2MB)

Sensory Science Part I (ppt, 1MB)

Sensory Science Part II (ppt, 1MB)

The Science of Food (ppt, 2MB)

Food Safety Part I (ppt, 6MB)

Food Safety Part II (ppt, 5MB)

Day in the Life of a

Food Scientist
Day in the Life of Michelle PerchonokMICHELE PERCHONOK
Advanced Food Technology Manager
National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)


Follow IFT member Michele Perchonok, Advanced Food Technology Manager at NASA, and members of the food science team in Houston, Texas, as they guide us through their work in the Space Food Systems Laboratory, and describe their role in conceptualizing and preparing food for successful missions in space.