Kelly Hensel

IFT's Week of Webcasts
For the first time, you can participate in an entire week of webcasts from April 14–18, brought to you by some of the IFT divisions. If you miss them, you can always view the webcasts on demand. You will have the opportunity to learn about the advancements in high pressure processing, the ingredients and process needed to manufacture stable food emulsions, the health benefits of dairy proteins, using metrics to improve food safety management, and a new faster method for product development. Participate in these webcasts individually or sign-up for the full week at a bundled rate.

Face-to-Face: Meet Jessica Gavin
Jessica Gavin, Research Scientist in Nutrition Design & Formulation at Nutrilite Health Institute (Amway), gets the opportunity to combine her food science, culinary, and nutrition education every day as she works to create impactful products that help people improve their daily diets. Read more about Gavin’s work in this month’s Face-to-Face interview.

What's Hot on Pinterest
Check out IFT's Pinterest board for all things related to New Orleans cuisine. This year’s IFT Annual Meeting and Food Expo takes place in New Orleans in June. Check out some typical NOLA cuisine and restaurant recommendations. In addition, Food Technology's Pinterest board also contains new retail food products, recipes from the Chefs featured in the Culinary Point of View column, food-related infographics, and much more!

Seeking Healthier Fast Food
There is no question that dieting and healthy eating has become a greater topic of conversation in recent years and the fast food industry has taken notice. Eighty-seven percent of fast food operators say their customers are paying more attention to nutrition than they were two years ago (National Restaurant Association). In the March issue of Food Technology magazine published by the Institute of Food Technologists (IFT), Contributing Editor A. Elizabeth Sloan writes about the increased demand for healthier options on fast food menus.

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