Food science

Food science is a growing industry, with new foods introduced in grocery stores weekly.

The food production sector in Ohio employs nearly 70,000 people and includes some of the biggest food producers in the nation. From developing flavors to checking food quality, there is a lot going on in food science.

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Abby Snyder

Assistant Professor of Microbial Food Safety, Cornell University
biology chemistry food science
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AFNR food science

6 lessons, 8 files
What is food science? We are bombarded by new foods every time we go into a grocery store or watch television. Where are all of these foods coming from? Food science is the answer. This AFNR unit introduces several …
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Be a food scientist

5 lessons, 16 files
What is your protein IQ? Create a cookbook to learn Standard Operating Procedures for food safety and environmental monitoring. Test for proteins, carbohydrates, and lipids and compare plant and animal protein.
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Beans about water: soybeans and food science

1 lesson, 2 files
What role do soybeans and soy products play in my everyday life? Are soybeans everywhere? Really? Check ingredient labels in a variety of cookies, peanut butter, soups, chips, chocolate candy, microwave popcorn and other processed snacks. Many of the foods we eat …
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Can you taste the difference?

3 lessons, 5 files
Can you discriminate the difference in taste between two products? When a food company is offering a new product, changing ingredients, or researching potential products, it is important for the company to know what the consumer reaction is likely to be of the …
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Courtney Bockbrader

Agriculture Education Instructor at Anthony Wayne High School and Penta Career Center
ffa agriscience career technical education
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career video

Food processing

Sep 7, 2017
Interested in food processing? Watch Dan McGrady, VP of Technical Services and Alicia Sexton, Technologist talk about career opportunities at Wyandot Inc.
Career pathway
Career pathway

Food science

Jobs in food science are expected to grow by 10% by 2020. Food scientists are leaders in food production and processing, quality assurance and control, technical representation in the sale and marketing of foods, food product development, food …
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career video

Food science

Sep 7, 2017
Jamie Hannen, from T.Marzetti, talks food science and explains the details that go into creating soy-based salad dressings. Check out all the career opportunities that are available within food science, technology, research and development and many …
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Jamie Hannen

Senior Food Scientist—Retail R&D at T. Marzetti Company
food science research and development
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Jennifer Foudray

Science Instructor at Global Impact STEM Academy
biology biotechnology career technical education stem
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Let’s eat! Exploring food science

4 lessons, 14 files
How is science in everything we eat? What is your favorite food? Chances are a soybean product is being used to process it or, if it’s a meat dish, was used to feed the animal. Other living things (microbes) help to make our food, too. C …
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Oh soy good!

7 lessons, 10 files
How might soymilk, and other types of milk, help ensure food security? Investigate various milk sources and their composition through core disciplines of Science, Math, Social Studies and Language Arts to discover the availability of milk types within multiple cultures …
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Plenish® of ways to use oil

2 lessons, 6 files
Can you transform fats in your diet? Current trends in consumer behavior show that people want to eat healthier and are looking for simple ways to transform their diets. High oleic soybean oil features lower saturated fat while …
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Rachel Sanders

Science Instructor and FFA Advisor at Global Impact STEM Academy
agriscience biology biotechnology career tech food science outreach recruitment science fair stem
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Soy fresh, soy clean

4 lessons, 10 files
How clean is your lab station? About 48 million people (1 in 6 Americans) get sick, 128,000 are hospitalized, and 3,000 die each year from foodborne diseases, according to recent data from the Centers for Disease Control and …
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Soy in food: What is that doing in there?

4 lessons, 17 files
How does the chemical composition of soybeans impact the characteristics of soy-containing foods? Have you ever looked on a food label and seen soy products on it, even though it wasn’t made from soybeans? This unit explores the various uses of soy in foods and how soy can be used to accomplish v …
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teacher leader

Whitney Short

Agriscience and Biotechnology Instructor at Anthony Wayne High School
ffa ag education agriscience biotechnology outreach