Mission Statement

The mission of the IU Food Institute is to promote innovative research, education, and public outreach on multidisciplinary approaches to food and foodways. The Institute will support collaborative efforts within the College and across the University, providing space and generating funding for innovative projects that will expand IU’s leadership role in the rapidly growing and evolving interdiscipline of food studies. The Institute focuses on faculty research and graduate training and on the development of undergraduate education and experiential learning opportunities through its incorporated IU Food Project. Both the research and teaching aims of the Institute will engage and collaborate with our vibrant local and campus food communities. The IU Food Institute is dedicated to addressing the pressing human and environmental challenges of providing both sustaining and sustainable food for a changing planet.