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All web seminar participants use online tools that allow them to mark-up presenter's slides or share desktop applications in addition to engaging in chat with others online and answering poll questions This Web Seminar took place on November 18, 2009 from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Eastern Time. Presenting was Dr. Julie Moss of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition. In this Seminar, Dr. Moss focused the discussion on role of FDA and the Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition in working within other countries to protect the food supply.

This is the first of four Web Seminars scheduled as a follow-up to the Teaching Science with Food Safety and Teaching Nutrition Science and the Food Label Symposia that took place at the NSTA Area Conference on Science Education in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. In this program, Dr. Moss talked about the increased presence that FDA is developing internationally as a response to an increasing portion of the U.S. food supply being imported from around the world. Dr. Moss shared how the FDA is working with foreign governments to insure food safety and pay diligence to the possible threats to U. S security.


Nine (9) participants were present at the live Web Seminar in addition to the presenter and NSTA staff. Participating educators represented the states of California, Maryland, Massachusetts, and Ohio.


Seminar participants received one of the NSTA SciGuides. A certificate of attendance was deposited into participants My PD Record and Certificates area in the NSTA Learning Center 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:

  • “I am interested in learning about new projects that the FDA is involved in. “


  • “Informational resources.”


  • “A bit more info on foreign offices, food chain involvement,”


  • “Gave me a new insite on the subject to cover with my class.”


Thanks to the participants and the presenter for the learning opportunity, the interactions, and a job well done!


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