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Teaching Science with Food Safety
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This Web Seminar took place on March 30, 2010 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 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 U.S. food supply.

The PowerPoint, related resources from the NSTA Learning Center, and web links from the presentation are now contained in the above resource collection. Clicking on the collection link will place it in your Learning Center, My Library, neatly organized under the My Resource Collections tab.

This is the first of two Web Seminars scheduled as a follow-up to the Teaching Science with Food Symposia that took place at the NSTA National Conference on Science Education in Philadelphia, PA. 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.

Forty-four (44) participants were present at the live Web Seminar in addition to the presenter and NSTA staff. Participating educators represented the states of Alabama, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Kansas, Maryland, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Missouri, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Texas, Virginia and Wisconsin. In addition, one participant joined the presentation from a country outside of the Unites States: Romania.

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:

  • “Good fundamental information regarding FDA.”

  • “Food science and safety is very important for students to understand.”

  • “It is helpful as a real life example.”

  • “It’s always nice to know about this topic since it so closely affects us everyday.”

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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