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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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Join the Conversation Online at IFT Connect

Connect with IFT Members 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.

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Stay Connected with Section Events

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 25 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.

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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Connecting IFT Members to their most valuable resource—each other.

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There are so many ways to engage with IFT’s robust global community. Here are just a few:
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As the global pandemic continues to stretch and challenge our profession in extraordinary ways, IFT and its volunteer community has consistently risen to the challenge, offering support, guidance, community, and inspiration.
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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.