Research and Resources

Research & Resources

The world needs inspired young minds devoted to the science of food if we hope to feed the world’s rapidly growing population. IFT is leading the charge. We offer a report on the state of food science education plus resources for K–12 educators to activate interest in food science careers through exciting experiments and demonstrations in the classroom. Explore the links below for helpful research and resources.

Research: Academic Knowledge Base Report

The Food Science Academic Knowledge Base offers regularly collected data on the trends, enrollment, and attitudes in food science education. It can help inform program decisions to help recruit the best and brightest minds to study food science and inform strategies to strengthen the profession and feed the growing population for years to come.

Read the Academic Knowledge Base Report

Careers in Food Science

Introduce someone to the wide range of food science areas and career paths, salary ranges, and the stories of real professionals working in the field.

Learn more about Careers in Food

Explore the many paths a food science career can take, watch video interviews with early career professionals, and find your next opportunity at our Cue Career website.

Visit Cue Career

Learn About Food Science

Learn how food science plays a vital role in ensuring a safe, nutritious and sustainable food supply for the world.

Learn About Food Science

Classroom Resources

Find out how you can support students through their journey to a food science career.

Access classroom resources