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

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  • Become a Member

    Become a Member

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  • Members in the News

    Members in the News

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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. 

Dietary Guidelines for Americans Summit

DGA Summit

Since its February release, the 2015 Scientific Report of the Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee has sparked a national conversation about food policy and the impact of the Dietary Guidelines on the way Americans consume, grow and think about food. Dietary guidance has moved higher on the national agenda, yet there seems to be an ever-widening gap between policy recommendations and actual consumer behavior. 

In response, The Ohio State University Food Innovation Center invited leading nutrition influencers from the public and private sector to convene to amplify the need for relevant dietary guidelines that work for diverse consumers across the country in a two-part summit. 

Learn more about the Dietary Guidelines Summit and watch the recordings here.



DGA Summit

Evidence based national food policy for 2015.

The Dietary Guidelines Summit featured experts in the fields of nutrition, health and public policy to elevate the importance of implementing Dietary Guidelines that feature relevant, practical and actionable nutrition guidance for diverse consumers across the nation. Learn more about the event 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.