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Teach Science Concepts and Inquiry with Food
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 April 28, 2009 from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Eastern Time. Presenting was Dr. Kenneth Taylor of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition. In this Seminar, Dr. Taylor focused the discussion on Dietary Supplements and the regulations that govern those products.

This is the second of two Web Seminars scheduled as a follow-up to the Teaching Science Concepts and Inquiry with Food Symposium that took place at the NSTA National Conference on Science Education in New Orleans, LA. In this program, Dr. Taylor talked about the broad responsibilities the FDA has in different consumer product regulation. The emphasis of his presentation was on Dietary Supplements and the laws and regulations, such as the Dietary Supplement Health and Education Act of 1994, that govern these consumer products.

Twenty-seven (27) participants were present at the live Web Seminar in addition to the presenter and NSTA staff. Participating educators represented the states of Colorado, Connecticut, Florida, Hawaii, Illinois, Louisiana, Maryland, Michigan, Missouri, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Texas and Virginia. One participant attended the Web Seminar from South Korea.

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:

  • “Understanding FDA's role in dietary supplements.”

  • “It described things about the FDA and the DSHEA law that I was unfamiliar with.”

  • “This seminar provided information I was not aware of regarding the FDA. Knowledge is good....”

  • “It will allow me to answer more questions on drug regulation. It will also allow me to better explain how supplements and drugs differ from each other.”

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


For more information contact webseminars@nsta.org

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