Looking to hold an educator event through your IFT section, division, chapter, or another group? IFT’s Feeding Tomorrow Foundation has created a toolkit for your use to help achieve their mission of reaching the best and brightest young minds and introducing them to the science of food and its wide variety of career opportunities. The toolkit is specifically designed for events with K-12 educators to ensure the widest reach possible in impacting students.
Listed below are sample resources to help you plan your educator event. You may alter these to fit your needs and can pick and choose which elements fit best with the event you are leading.
To customize the materials for your event, download the documents to your computer.
Listed below are some helpful associations to contact in order to begin your search for educators in your community or to potentially help you advertise your event. It is also recommended that you contact local schools and school administrators in your area directly to reach local science educators.
Below is a sample invitation for educators
Helpful Tips for Inviting Educators to your Event:
Below are links to resources that could help you engage your audiences in conversations about the science of food, and at the same time give them ideas to do the same in their classrooms!
Additional easy experiments for students to do at home
A large library of demos and experiments for use in the classroom
A variety of videos and information for quick food facts
Universities that have food science and technology departments or programs that offer curricula and options that the IFT Higher Education Review Board (HERB) has determined meet the IFT Undergraduate Education Standards for Degrees in Food Science. To be eligible for Feeding Tomorrow Scholarships, students must be enrolled in one of these programs.
If you have any questions about the material presented or how to utilize it, please email [email protected] for assistance. In addition, many IFT members assisted in the creation of this toolkit and would be happy to lend assistance.
Feeding Tomorrow offers a limited number of funding grants per year for IFT divisions, sections, chapters, members, task forces, and work groups. Funding requests may range from $500 - $5,000 and will be approved by the Board of Trustees Leadership on a monthly basis. If you are interested in receiving funding to assist in your educator event, please email [email protected] to receive more information about submitting a concept paper for review