The pervasive influence of social media exposes students of all ages to misleading narratives about food and nutrition, often accompanied by unsupported health claims. These narratives can detrimentally shape short-term and long-term perspectives on eating habits, food ingredients, and overall well-being especially in the younger generations.
Welcome to the Food Truth Project - a collaborative workshop given by prospective food scientists in effort to identify, debunk, and clarify misinformation surrounding food and nutrition. Our interactive workshops are designed to equip students with vital critical thinking skills for navigating the digital landscape, particularly when it comes to food and health-related information. We will explore topics such as nutritional labeling, fad diets, the distinction between artificial and natural foods, and the scrutiny of food additives. Ultimately, we aim to empower students to discern and evaluate the information they encounter concerning food and health.