K-12 Teaching Resources

Feeding Tomorrow, IFT’s Foundation, is committed to encouraging young minds to pursue careers in the science of food. To meet the challenges ahead of us, the world needs the brightest minds engaged in the science of food in order to feed a projected population of 9 billion by 2050.  

Approved Programs and the Feeding Tomorrow Scholarship
Students must be enrolled in an IFT-approved undergraduate program to be eligible for an undergraduate Feeding Tomorrow scholarship. The list is under continual review by the IFT HERB. Please contact Alexandra Santau at [email protected].

View the Full List of HERB Approved Undergraduate Programs

Application for IFT Approval

You can apply to have your program added to the list of approved schools and programs. Below are resources to assist you in this process.

 

Submission Deadline

Submissions for approval are due October 31, 2019. Access the submission portal below.

Classroom Resources and Lessons

Fight Bac! Food Safety

Organization: PFSE
Permission: Yes
Topics: General, Micro

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How Does Food Change When It's Cooked?

Organization: Private Site
Permission: Yes with logo
Topics: General, Chemistry, Processing

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How Greasy are your Potato Chips?

Organization: Science Buddies
Permission: Yes
Topics: Health

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Testing the 5-Second Rule

Organization: UGA Extension
Topics: Micro

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Abracadabra!  Transforming Yogurt into Raviolis

Organization: Science Buddies
Permission: Display with logo required
Topics: Sensory

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Egg Substitutes

Organization: Science Buddies
Permission: Display with logo required
Topics: Chemistry

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Fight Bac! Food Safety

Organization: PFFSE
Permission: Yes
Topics: Micro

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How Greasy are your Potato Chips

Organization: Science Buddies
Permission: Display with logo required
Topics: General, Health

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In the Mix

Organization: UGA Extension
Permission: Yes
Topics: Chemistry

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Investigate the optimal starter cultures for making yogurt from whole milk

Organization: Science Buddies
Permission: Display with logo required
Topics: Sensory, Processing

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One of these Things is Not Like the Other

Organization: UGA Extension
Topics: Sensory

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Testing the 5-Second Rule

Organization: UGA Extension
Topics: Micro

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The Perfect Package

Organization: UGA Extension
Topics: General, Processing

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The Tomato...Flavorful or Flavorless

Organization: UGA Extension
Topics: Sensory

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A Chilling Investigation

Organization: Ag in the Classroom
Permission: Yes
Topics: Micro

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Abracadabra!  Transforming Yogurt into Raviolis

Organization: Science Buddies
Permission: Display with logo required
Topics: Sensory

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Blue's the Clue: Souring Milk for Science

Organization: Ag in the Classroom
Permission: Yes
Topics: Processing

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Burning Calories...Literally!

Organization: Science Buddies
Permission: Yes with logo
Topics: Chemistry, Health

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Chain of Food

Organization: Ag in the Classroom
Permission: Yes
Topics: General, Micro, Processing

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Choice Cheesecakes: Which Backing Method is Best?

Organization: Science Buddies
Permission: Yes with logo
Topics: Chemistry, Sensory, Processing

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Cooking Right: The Science of Cooking a Hamburger

Organization: Ag in the Classroom
Permission: Yes
Topics: Mirco

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Crossed Up!

Organization: Ag in the Classroom
Permission: Yes
Topics: Mirco

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Cruisin' for a Brusin' Food Packaging Specialist

Organization: Ag in the Classroom
Permission:Yes
Topics: Processing

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Egg Substitutes

Organization: Science Buddies
Permission: Yes with logo
Topics: Chemistry

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Electrifying Beverages

Organization: UGA Extension
Permission: Yes
Topics: Chemistry

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Energy Content of Food

Organization: UGA Extension
Permission: Yes
Topics: Chemistry, Health

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Fight Bac! Food Safety

Organization: PFFSE
Permission: Yes
Topics: Micro

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Food Fight!

Organization: UGA Extension
Permission: Yes
Topics: Micro, Chemistry, Sensory, Careers, Processing

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Food on the Move: Food Transportation Specialist

Organization: Ag in the Classroom
Permission: Yes
Topics: Processing

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Food on the Move: Food Transportation Specialist

Organization: Ag in the Classroom
Permission: Yes
Topics: Micro

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Food Safety Sleuths: Food Safety Specialist

Organization: Ag in the Classroom
Permission: Yes
Topics: Micro

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Food Science Discovered

Organization: UGA Extension
Permission: Yes
Topics: Careers

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Food Scientist for a Day

Organization: Ag in the Classroom
Permission: Yes
Topics: General, Chemistry, Processing

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FoodMASTER Middle: Eggs

Organization: Ag in the Classroom
Permission: Yes
Topics: Chemistry

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From Bitter to Sweet: How Sugar Content Changes in Ripening

Organization: Science Buddies
Permission: Yes with Logo
Topics: Chemistry, Sensory

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From the Eyes of An Infections Pathogen

Organization: UGA Extension
Permission: Yes
Topics: Micro

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Hands Off, Bacteria!

Organization: Ag in the Classroom
Permission: Yes
Topics: Micro

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Hands On: Real World Lessons for Middle School Classrooms

Organization: Ag in the Classroom
Permission: Yes
Topics: Micro

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High-Tech Food

Organization: Ag in the Classroom
Permission: Yes
Topics: Careers

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In the Mix

Organization: UGA Extension
Permission: Yes
Topics: Chemistry

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Investigate the optimal starter cultures for making yogurt from

Organization: Science Buddies
Permission: Yes with Logo
Topics: Micro, Sensory, Processing

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Mix It Up! Food Scientist

Organization: Ag in the Classroom
Permission: Yes
Topics: Careers

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Mystery Juice

Organization: Ag in the Classroom
Permission: Yes
Topics: Careers

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One of these Things is Not Like the Other

Organization: UGA Extension
Topics: Sensory

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Outbreak Alert: Shigella

Organization: Ag in the Classroom
Permission: Yes
Topics: Micro

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Perfecting Pastries: The Role of Fats in Making a Delicious

Organization: Science Buddies
Permission: Yes with Logo
Topics: Chemistry, Sensory

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Strawberry DNA Forever

Organization: UGA Extension
Permission: Yes with Logo
Topics: Chemistry, Sensory

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Supermarket Smarts

Organization: Ag in the Classroom
Permission: Yes
Topics: Processing

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The Perfect Package

Organization: UGA Extension
Permission: Yes
Topics: General, Sensory

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The Tomato...Flavorful or Flavorless

Organization: UGA Extension
Permission: Yes
Topics: Sensory

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To Pop or Not to Pop

Organization: UGA Extension
Permission: Yes
Topics: General, Chemistry

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Ultra High Pressure Treatment

Organization: Ag in the Classroom
Permission: Yes
Topics: Processing

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Understanding Bacteria

Organization: Ag in the Classroom
Permission: Yes
Topics: Micro, Processing

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Basic Synthesis

Organization: UGA Extension
Permission: Yes
Topics: Chemistry

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Blue's the Clue: Souring Milk for Science

Organization: Ag in the Classroom
Permission: Yes
Topics: Micro, Processing

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Chain of Food

Organization: Ag in the Classroom
Permission: Yes
Topics: General, Micro, Processing

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Choice Cheesecakes: Which Backing Method is Best?

Organization: Science Buddies
Permission: Yes with logo
Topics: Chemistry, Sensory, Processing

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Coliform Counts

Organization: Ag in the Classroom
Permission: Yes
Topics: Micro

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Cooking Right: The Science of Cooking a Hamburger

Organization: Ag in the Classroom
Permission: Yes
Topics: Micro

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Develop Your Own Soda Pop Recipe

Organization: Science Buddies
Permission: Yes with Logo
Topics: Chemistry, Sensory, Processing

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Do Oranges Lose or Gain Vitamin C after being picked?

Organization: Science Buddies
Permission: Yes with logo
Topics: Chemistry, Processing, Health

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Energy Content of Food

Organization: UGA Extension
Permission: Yes
Topics: Chemistry, Health

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Experiment 2: Peroxide Value (Titration)

Organization: New Zealand Institute of Food Science and Technology, Inc.
Permission: Yes, created by the University of Otago in Dunedin, New  Zealand
Topics: Chemistry

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Experiment 3: Extraction of Fats from Foods (Gravimetric Analysis)

Organization: New Zealand Institute of Food Science and Technology, Inc.
Permission: Yes, created by the University of Otago in Dunedin, New Zealand
Topics: Chemistry

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Experiment 4: Presence of Protein in Foods (Qualitative Analysis)

Organization: New Zealand Institute of Food Science and Technology, Inc.
Permission: Yes, created by the University of Otago in Dunedin, New Zealand
Topics: Chemistry, Sensory

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Experiment 5: Monitoring changes in lactic acid concentration and pH during the production of sour cream

Organization: New Zealand Institute of Food Science and Technology, Inc.
Permission: Yes, created by the University of Otago in Dunedin, New Zealand
Topics: Chemistry, Processing

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Experiment 6: Isolating bacteria from sour cream

Organization: New Zealand Institute of Food Science and Technology, Inc.
Permission: Yes, created by the University of Otago in Dunedin, New Zealand
Topics: Chemistry, Processing

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Fast-Food Footwork

Organization: Ag in the Classroom
Permission: Yes
Topics: Micro, Careers, Health

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Flavor of Organic Chemistry

Organization: UGA Extension
Permission: Yes
Topics: Chemistry, Sensory

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Food Fight!

Organization: UGA Extension
Permission: Yes
Topics: General, Micro, Chemistry, Sensory, Careers, Processing

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Food Science Discovered

Organization: UGA Extension
Permission: Yes
Topics: Chemistry, Processing

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Food Science: Bread Dough Challenge

Organization: Ag in the Classroom
Permission: Yes
Topics: Chemistry, Processing

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From Bitter to Sweet: How Sugar Content Changes in Ripening

Organization: Science Buddies
Permission: Yes with Logo
Topics: Chemistry, Sensory

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How Sweet It Is

Organization: UGA Extension
Permission: Yes
Topics: Chemistry, Sensory

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Mystery Juice

Organization: Ag in the Classroom
Permission: Yes
Topics: Chemistry, Sensory

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Outbreak Investigation:Salmonella Muenchen

Organization: Ag in the Classroom
Permission: Yes
Topics: Micro

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Perfecting Pastries: The Role of Fats in Making a Delicious

Organization: Science Buddies
Permission: Yes with Logo
Topics: Chemistry, Sensory

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Secondary Teaching Resources

Organization: New Zealand Institute of Food Science and Technology, Inc.
Permission: Yes, created by the University of Otago in Dunedin, New Zealand
Topics: General, Micro, Chemistry

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Splat!

Organization: UGA Extension
Permission: Yes
Topics: Chemistry

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Strawberry DNA

Organization: UGA Extension
Permission: Yes
Topics: Micro

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The Perfect Package

Organization: UGA Extension
Permission: Yes
Topics: General, Processing

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To Pop or Not to Pop

Organization: UGA Extension
Permission: Yes
Topics: General, Chemistry

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Understanding Bacteria

Organization: Ag in the Classroom
Permission: Yes
Topics: Micro, Processing

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