In a multiple stage class project, students in Poland and Israel are given the skills and tools (classes, field trips, didactic materials and trainings) to research the origins of commonly consumed industrialized food items in their communities.
With the help of teachers and food engineering researchers, students are responsible to do their own research and critical assessment of the challenges and opportunities of food production and nutrition.
They are then trained on science communication to explore effective ways to communicate and disseminate their scientific findings to their peers and communities using social media and other communication channels.
The EIT FoodScienceClass is a 1-year project, running in 2020, funded by EIT Food involving 4 European partners (Technion, PAN,EUFIC and DOUXMATOK). The project is led by Israel Institute of Technology (Technion).