The IFTSA Smart Snacks for Kids Competition challenges students to develop a fun and nutritious food or beverage product targeted at kids and/or teens. Products must abide by the USDA “Guide to Smart Snacks in School” recommendations. (specific information can be found here.)
Teams are empowered to use their imagination in the science and overall appeal in the creation of a novel product. A crucial component of a winning product is the team’s ability to relay the food or beverage’s “smart” qualities to both a technical and general audience.
Each of the finalist teams will receive a certificate and a reimbursement for travel to the IFT Annual Event of up to $1500. Winners will be announced at the IFTSA Closing Ceremony.
The winning team will be highlighted in the post-event issue of Food Technology magazine.
Teams submitting proposals should have 2–5 members and be enrolled at the same institution during the fall semester. All members of the team must be IFT student members. For complete details, consult the Rules and Regulations document for this competition.
The submission deadline for this competition has passed. Details for the 2021 competition will be posted late this year.
For complete rules and application, please see the Smart Snacks for Kids Guidelines below.
Julia Schmidt, Purdue University