Food Innovation Center

Collaborating for a healthier, hunger-free world.

  • We are the Food Innovation Center

    We are the Food Innovation Center

    Learn about our key initiatives Read more »

  • Upcoming Events

    Upcoming Events

    Join the FIC for one of our food-related events Read more »

  • Stay Connected

    Stay Connected

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  • Become a Member

    Become a Member

    Join the FIC to attend events, network and collaborate, and obtain assistance with your research Read more »

  • Members in the News

    Members in the News

    FIC members are often in the news to discuss their research, discoveries and knowledge Read more »

Discover a healthier hunger-free world

Food is basic to life and our global food system must innovate to sustain it. A population of nine billion people in year 2050 will demand a staggering 70% increase in the world’s food supply. Simply increasing production will not eradicate hunger nor improve human health. One third of food produced is now lost or wasted due to flaws in process, economics, energy, behavior, and policy. Food discovery at Ohio State is innovation that works across disciplines; it is the best ideas from academic, government, and industry professionals that solve local, national and global food needs. The Ohio State Food Innovation Center has the tools and talent to improve access to abundant, safe, health-promoting food.


FIC Dietary Guidelines for Americans Summit

Recently, the Food Innovation Center hosted "The New Dietary Guidelines for Americans: Preparing for the 2015 Release." This timely conference brought together key nutrition influencers including current and former DGAC members, USDA CNPP and USDA ERS representatives, leading nutritional and behavioral science academics, WIC and extension professionals, as well as industry innovators to consider multi-disciplinary and public/private approaches as we prepare for the upcoming 2015 Dietary Guidelines. Below is the introduction video by Senator Sherrod Brown. Learn more and watch full videos here.

DGA Summit

Evidence based national food policy for 2015.

The New Dietary Guidelines for Americans Summit engaged a capacity crowd of over 200 participants in person with an additional nationwide audience online.  See the November 20, 2014 event streaming here.


SciVal Food Experts.

Explore the food innovation network and see a map of the connections between FIC members with common research interests.

Food Innovation Network

Over 400 members interested in food research.

The FIC encourages trans-institutional and interdisciplinary scholarship across campus to address local and global food needs. Search the FIC member directory here.