Teach Science Concepts and Inquiry with Food
This Web Seminar, sponsored by the FDA, took place on April 9, 2008, from 6:30 p.m.
to 8:00 p.m., Eastern Time. Presenting was
a Consumer Safety Officer with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration in the Division
of Biotechnology and GRAS Notice Review at the FDA. Mr. Bonnette talked about salt.
This web seminar was the first of two related to the FDA Symposium that took place
at the NSTA National Conference on Science Education in Boston, Massachusetts. The
program focused on salt. The presenter defined the term “salt”, talked about where
it is found and how it is made. He also talked about salt and health and the FDA
activities related to salt. The Web seminar was designed for educators of grades
Twenty-five (25) participants were present at the live Web Seminar in addition to
the presenter and NSTA staff. Participating educators represented the states of
California, Florida, Indiana, Kansas, Maine, Massachusetts, Missouri, New Jersey,
New York, Texas, Utah, Virginia, and Wyoming. Seminar participants received a one
year subscription to one of NSTA’s SciGuide for completing the evaluation form at
the end of the program.
Here are some comments provided by the participants at the end of the Web Seminar:
- "This Web Seminar gave me some insight on how I might use labels and
some research to help the students learn about nutrition and physiology.”
- “I really liked the program with the presentation, the chat, and the audio.
It was very neat.”
- “I like this way of getting information on a wide variety of topics. I
don't have to travel, but I'm getting great information to share with my
- “I learned how salt actually affects the human body in relation to kidney
function and blood pressure. It was also interesting to learn the amount of
salt in foods and how much salt we should actually have in our diet.”
Thanks to the participants and the presenter for the learning opportunity, the interactions,
and a job well done!
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