Ga verder naar de inhoud

EIT FoodScienceClass

The EIT FoodScienceClass aims to bring students closer to food systems by helping them understand the role of food production and technology in food safety and security.

2020
2022

The EIT FoodScienceClass brings food science and technology into classrooms and turns students into young food researchers to help raise a new generation of empowered citizens.

In a multiple-stage class project, students in Israel, Poland, Finland and Belgium 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 in 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 project started in 2020 with a collaboration between three countries (Israel, Poland and Belgium) and four European partners: Technion (Israel), PAN (Poland), EUFIC (Belgium) and DOUXMATOK (Israel). In 2021, the project has welcomed three new partners: VTT (Finland), Rikolto (Belgium) and FoodBank (Poland). In 2022, the same project partners complete the 3rd year of the project.

Click here to see the materials developed by the project

Our Food Science Story

Now summarised in an illustrated booklet

Meet the partners

Project lead

1645434396208
Keren Dalyot

Senior Research Associate, Faculty of Education in Science and Technology, Technion at Israel Institute of Technology

Related Projects

project
We welcome our community to come and join us in Edinburgh, Scotland, on the 20th June at the Radisson Blu Hotel. We will discuss exciting topics such as sustainable packaging and regenerative agriculture. We will hear from experts, plus…
project
Boost your skills, drive change and do business in the agrifood sector!
project
What is the EIT's HEI Initiative? The EIT's HEI Initiative helps higher education institutions build the capacity to teach innovation and entrepreneurship.