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At IFT we’re about food science, nutrition, safety, and sustainability. We’re about innovation and the future of food. But most of all, we’re about providing IFT’s vibrant community of scholars, innovators, visionaries and doers, with the resources, forums, and services they need to be successful and thrive in today’s global science of food profession.

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15,000+

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48

Regional Sections
topical divisions

24

Topical Divisions

Join the Conversation Online at IFT Connect

Connect with colleagues through IFT Connect, IFT’s online community site. Participate in interest-based discussion boards and topical division groups, ask questions, solve problems, and make invaluable connections through the online directory.

Connect with Your Local Community

IFT sections offer a great way to network with food professionals in your area.

Join a Division

Members are able to join IFT Divisions of their choice. With over 24 Divisions to choose from, you will be joining a robust and engaged community of peers representing over 76 countries. Not a member yet? No problem, you can join online today.

What IFT's Members are Accomplishing >

As engaged professionals in the science of food, our members improve nutrition, food availability, and the safety of the world’s food supply. Submit your recent accomplishments.

IFT Members Make Food Better

Listen in as IFT members share why they love what they do and the essential role of the science of food plays in ensuring our global food supply is safe, nutritious, and sustainable.

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Upcoming Events

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Sensory Evaluation

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Statistics for Food Scientists

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Get Involved—Volunteer

As a member of IFT you have so many ways to get involved and make a difference. Mentor a new professional. Share your expertise by teaching a course. Discover different ways your knowledge can impact the field of food science and technology.

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Find a Colleague

IFT members have access to an extensive network of global professionals. Make the connections you need to solve problems, share resources, and advance your career.

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