Include Award in honor of George Washington Carver

Award Description: Honors the work of an individual or team to advance diversity, equity, and inclusion within the science of food community.

Award: $3,000 donation to a social justice organization of the recipient’s choice, and a crystal award from IFT

Criteria & Eligibility: Nominees must demonstrate efforts that result in one or more of the following:

  • Addressing inequalities in the food system, including, but not limited to, ethical and impactful solutions to tackle aspects of the global food system that make food unaffordable and inaccessible to many;
  • Dismantling systems of exclusion and creating processes, policies, and practices to ensure an equitable distribution of resources, power, and influence within their company and/or institution; and/or
  • Contributing to the advancement of diversity and inclusion within the IFT community so that more people from a variety of demographic backgrounds and identities can access the opportunities and resources that IFT offers.

2023: Trust Beta

2022: Tuskegee University Food & Nutritional Sciences Advisory Board

2021: Ruth Oniang’o

2020: George Washington Carver