Science Concepts and Inquiry with Food
This Web Seminar, sponsored by the FDA, took place on November 15, 2007, from 6:30
p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Eastern Time. Presenting was
Dr. Stefano Luccioli,
Senior Medical Advisor in the Office of Food Additive Safety in the Center for Food
Safety and Applied Nutrition at the FDA. This web seminar focused on food allergies.
This web seminar was the first of two related to the FDA Symposium that took place
at the NSTA Area Conference on Science Education in Denver, Colorado. The presenter
defined food allergy and talked about the mechanisms, prevalence, and clinical presentation.
He also discussed diagnosis and sensitivity and finished the presentation talking
about the food label, treatment and prevention to food allergies. The Web seminar
was designed for educators of grades 5-8.
Forty-eight (48) participants were present at the live Web Seminar in addition to
the presenter and NSTA staff. Participating educators represented the states of
Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Florida,
Georgia, Illinois, Maine, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, New Jersey, New
York, North Carolina, Ohio, Tennessee, and Texas. 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:
- "I enjoyed being able to interact with teachers around the country.”
- “First timer and I really enjoyed it. I will return for another one soon. I
the ability to interact with presenter and students. I learned how allergies
present themselves, how they can be treated, and how they might develop
- “This seminar was great. I have enjoyed both Web Seminars that I have
I enjoy the interactive nature of the seminar, and I especially like reading the
comments and questions from other teachers.”
- “The presentation definitely was relevant to the classroom...the food allergy
issue is huge right now, and as educators we are responsible for the kids
are in our buildings...we have to be vigilant about all possible
dangers, from weapons
Thanks to the participants and the presenter for the learning opportunity, the interactions, and a job well done!
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Underwritten in part by FDA