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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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Diverse skill sets needed for growing opportunities

To understand where the future of work in the science of food is headed, it’s necessary to first look at how the industry has changed, explained the panelists at an IFT Careers InFocus virtual event session titled “The Future of Work.”

Diverse skill sets needed for growing opportunities

To understand where the future of work in the science of food is headed, it’s necessary to first look at how the industry has changed, explained the panelists at an IFT Careers InFocus virtual event session titled “The Future of Work.”

Preparing for a new work paradigm

Speaking at IFT’s recent Careers InFocus virtual event and career fair, Andrew Yang, the founder of Venture for America and former U.S. presidential candidate, shared his perspective on the massive changes that are affecting the way we work.

Preparing for a new work paradigm

Speaking at IFT’s recent Careers InFocus virtual event and career fair, Andrew Yang, the founder of Venture for America and former U.S. presidential candidate, shared his perspective on the massive changes that are affecting the way we work.

No quick fix for employment inequities

Employment inequities related to gender and race are real, and correcting them must be a priority, but it isn’t going to happen overnight, said panelists at an IFT Careers InFocus virtual event session.

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A Roadmap for Combating Food Insecurity and Promoting Health

IFT’s Anna Rosales attended the White House Conference on Hunger, Nutrition, and Health. Here are her key takeaways.

Bringing Their True Selves to Work

Two IFT members reflect on how resource groups help them promote diversity and inclusion on the job.

ICYMI: Our Most-Popular Business FIRST Conversations Available Online

Tune in to the IFT FIRST on-demand content channel and hear from experts and innovators who are making big impacts.

Packing a School Lunch? Keep Safety Top of Mind 

A few simple steps are all it takes to keep school lunches not only tasty but safe, says IFT’s food safety expert Sara Bratager.