Toolkit Advocacy

Advocacy Toolkits

The Institute of Food Technologists (IFT) has developed toolkits about important topics in the science of food that you can use to dispel common misconceptions around important food-related topics. Check back periodically as new toolkits will continue to be added.

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Decoding the updated nutrition facts label

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