Isaac Floyd M.S. is an award-winning food scientist, corporate chef, activist and college professor. He has earned innovation and civic engagement awards for his work in nutrition, including his original research exploring the cultural influences of nutrition behavior in the Black community. Isaac has also conducted research with Fortune 500 companies including Nestlé and Gatorade, and consults with private clients, including professional athletes and tv personalities. For over eight years, Isaac has worked on nutrition programs and strategies for companies and individuals from California to Paris, France.
Coming from a background in nutrition science at Kent State University, Isaac has worked on science and technology teams in high-tech food laboratories, and currently serves as a Nutrition Scientist for the digital nutrition platform IKONIC Body. From analyzing plant-based protein alternatives to improving the flavor and texture of food, he has a diverse experience optimizing foods to improve health & wellness and provide delicious experiences to people across the globe.
Some career highlights include his award-winning cultural nutrition research at Kent State University, and modeling in commercial shoots for the PBS television network and online editorial magazines. Some of Isaac's community involvement includes the Lebron James Family Foundation, the King Kennedy Community Center and the Obama Foundation. You can get in touch with Isaac here .
Awards & Press
2019- Featured in PBS Documentary "An Answer from Akron"
2019- "Eating for Gut Health...with Isaac Floyd" featured in podcast, found here.
2019- Black Diamond Award Winner- for outstanding leadership in health & wellness in the Mahoning Valley.
2019- "Spicy Avocado Lime Dressing" Featured author of recipe, found here.
2019- "Trending Diets..Which diet is best for me? with Isaac Floyd" featured in podcast, found here.
2018- "Blackberry Watermelon & Mint Salad with Lime Juice" Featured author of recipe, found here.
2018- "Ethnic identity, food culture and what we eat with Isaac Floyd" featured in podcast, found here.
2018- "Change Your Habits!: 4 Key habits for Successful Weight Loss" featured author of article, found here.
2017- "Biotin: Hidden Hair Treasure or Fools Gold?"featured author of article, found here.
2017- Work featured in "DRIP Magazine"- found here.
2017- Received Kent State Graduate Studies Full Scholarship.
2017- First Place Winner- Kent State University
Research Symposium for topic: “How do salient identities influence nutrition and food behavior.”
James Beard Foundation- Member since 2016
American Society of Nutrition- Member since 2015
Speaking & Exhibitions
"Highschool to College"
2019/ 18/ 17-
Kent State University "Finding Your Niche" 3X Speaker
2019- The Network.
"Finding Success After College"
2018/17- Vicki Doe Fitness.
"Minority Health Month Food Demo"- Topic: Nutrition for Disease Prevention. 2x Speaker
2017- Multiple Sclerosis Night With the Stars. "Nutrition for Mobility Issues"- Special Topic Presentation
2017- National GEM Research Consortium- University of Tennessee.
Ikonic Body- Nutrition Scientist
Nutrition Content Creation and Management
I oversee the development of food and nutrition services (including online cooking classes and educational videos/courses) and make sure that everything that goes out is evidence-based, educational, and on target. I have also created course curricula and content videos to help people around the country improve their nutrition.
Everglades University- Professor of Nutrition
Valencia College- Professor of Nutrition
Rasmussen College- Professor of Nutrition
I teach nutrition science courses at the university level, both in-person and online. My role includes conducting lectures, tracking student progress, and attending regular professional development activities. Classes taught include Sports Nutrition, Nutrition and Disease, Nutrition and Aging, Antioxidants, and Fundamentals of Nutrition.
Gatorade Sports Science Institute- Partner
Sport, Performance & Exercise Science
Empowering athletes, teams, and peers with sharable resources. Advancing the knowledge of sports science through research publication, networking, creating complementary courses.