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Fundamentals of Food Texture Online Course
Online Courses Food Sciences
3.00 CH
3.00 CH
This introductory online course covers the core elements of food texture specific to the food industry.
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Meeting Details :

This introductory online course covers the core elements of food texture specific to the food industry.
*Note: This online course has video presentations containing Flash. Videos may not play on some mobile devices.

After completing this course, you will be able to:
• Define and describe common definitions of words associated with food texture
• Describe how to alter food texture
• Describe the impact of texture on flavor
• Demonstrate understanding of rheology and how sensory methodologies impact texture measurement
• Identify how chemical measurement impacts texture
• Describe how fats, carbohydrates and proteins affect texture
• Define the three dimensions of texture
• Explain how to maintain texture under different conditions 

Course Modules
• Elements of Texture
Identify the common language used to describe food texture, basic manipulation of texture and how texture impacts flavor
• Measuring Texture
Define the science of rheology and the components that go into measuring texture
• Creating Texture
Identify the most common ingredients that impact texture, how temperature affects texture and how to maintain texture

Course Instructors:
Mark Jarrard Jr.
Suzanne Mutz-Darwell
Matthew Patrick

Intended Audience(s):
Academics, Food Scientists, New Product Managers & Technologists, Operations & Production Personnel, Personnel who interact with R&D, Product Developers, QC/QA, R&D, Researchers, Scientists with a concentration in areas other than Food Science, Students
Continuing Education Credits and Contact Hours:
The Fundamentals of Food Texture Online Course = 3 CH
IFT's food science-related virtual events (webcasts) and online courses qualify for Certified Food Scientist (CFS) recertification contact hours (CH). CFS Certificants may claim 1 CH per hour of food science content. Click here for more information on CFS recertification requirements.
IFT is a continuing professional education provider (IN141) with the Academy of Nutrition & Dietetics' (AND) Commission on Dietetic Registration. Registered Dietitians and Dietetic Technicians may claim 1 CPE per hour of learning.
IFT's eLearning programs also meet Research Chefs Association Certifcation Commission guidelines for acceptable continuing education for certification renewal purposes for Certified Research Chefs and Certified Culinary Scientists.

Upon completion of any online course, you will be able to view and print a personalized Certificate of Completion. You will have access to the course for one year from the date of purchase.

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