IFT International Membership

Joint Membership Programs

Extend your connections to the global food science and technology community, gain insights, and exchange knowledge through the IFT Joint Membership program. As a Joint Member, you will be a part of a community of passionate science of food professionals who come together with the purpose of collaborating, learning, and contributing all with the goal of inspiring and transforming collective scientific knowledge into innovative solutions for the benefit of all people around the world.


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IFT is proud to offer a Joint Memberships offering to professionals who are members the American Society for Nutrition (ASN). Below you will find details of the program.

Note: Section dues are additional and vary by section where applicable.

Science of food professionals who participate in this program become a member of both organizations and have access to expanded member benefits from both organizations.

ASN Membership Benefits

  • Unrestricted full-text online access to all four ASN Journals 
  • Free continuous access to content from NUTRITION 2020 LIVE ONLINE 
  • Reduced registration fees for Nutrition 2021 and in-person meetings 
  • Free and discounted access to multimedia resources 
  • Members-only access to the ASN Community Online 
  • Subscriptions to ASN Nutrition Notes and Health & Policy Newsletter 

IFT Premier Membership Benefits

  • Print and digital access to Food Technology magazine 
  • Complimentary access to valuable professional and career resources developed by IFT, including member-only content and tools on ift.org, all live and on-demand webcasts, IFT Connect (IFT’s online networking and discussion community), topic-based special interest groups, and the online membership directory 
  • Face-to-face and virtual networking opportunities with an international community of food professionals
  • Exclusive member discounts on registration fees for the IFT Annual Event, Certified Food Scientist (CFS) application fees and recertification, online courses, short courses, the Journal of Food Science (JFS), IFT press books, and more
  • Learn more about IFT Premier Membership


$318 (USD)

Learn More

To learn more about ASN and become a joint member, visit the ASN website.

Learn more and become a joint member

NOTE: To join or renew your IFT membership as part of this program, please go to the ASN website and complete the membership process for "Joint Membership with Institute of Food Technologists." To participate in this program, IFT Networking & Engagement members would be required to become IFT Premier members, which will result in a change of membership dues, benefits, and privileges.

Questions? Contact our IFT Central team, and they will be happy to answer your questions about this program.

Become an IFT Joint Membership Partner

Do you represent a international food science and technology association or other association related to the global food supply? Reach out so we can help our members collaborate for the benefit of the food sector.

“IFT to me is THE food science professional society that I call home… this is the place that I seek knowledge, seek my inspiration, and also seek opportunities to serve the community.”

- Hongda Chen, Ph.D, CFS , (National Program Leader, USDA-CSREES-PAS)
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