Institute of Food Safety and Nutrition (IFSN) Seminar Series

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

The Institute of Food Safety and Nutrition (IFSN) Seminar Series aims to disseminate new knowledge, engage with partners and stakeholders, and inspire the next generation of food safety and nutrition experts. Seminars are offered monthly and last one hour. The typical format is 45 to 50 minutes for the presentation and 10 to 15 minutes of questions and discussion.

The IFSN Seminar audience is a diverse group of Food Safety and Nutrition professionals including extension specialists, extension educators, university faculty, staff, students, and dietetic interns. Members of other federal agencies (e.g., ARS, FSIS, NIH, & CDC) and other NIFA Institutes (IYFC, IBCE, & IFPS) may be in attendance depending on the seminar topic.

Each IFSN Seminar is approved by the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR) to provide participating Registered Dietitian Nutritionists (RDNs) or Nutrition and Dietetic Technicians Registered (NDTRs) with Continuing Professional Education Units (CEUs) for their attendance.*

Upcoming Seminars

Date Seminar Title More Information
March  20, 2017

Evidence-Based Evaluation — Essential to Strong Program Outcomes


Recordings of Previous Seminars

Date Seminar Title/Link to Recording
February 23, 2017 Best Practices for National Institute of Food and Agriculture Funding Success:  A Twenty Year Perspective
January 24, 2017 Changing Habits: Californian Carrots and Sticks for Health Eating
December 6, 2016 The Southern and Western Centers for Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) Training- Regional Centers for small and medium-sized farms, beginning farmers, socially disadvantaged farmers, small processors, and/or small fresh fruit and vegetable merchant wholesalers
November 21, 2016 Community-Based Participatory Research (CBPR) Model in Preventing Overweight and Obesity among 6-8 Grade Youth in Low-Income Racial/Ethnic Communities
October 27, 2016 Safer Salads and Grilled Meats: Clean and Green Approaches
September 20, 2016 Current Global Initiatives in Understanding Food Digestion for Better Food Product Design
August 25, 2016 Developing Consumer Messages for Proper Handling of Poultry and Eggs: The Research
July 26, 2016 My Plate, My Wins: New Content from the 2015 Dietary Guidelines
June 30, 2016 2016 AFRI Foundational Food Safety, Nutrition, and Health Programs
May 24, 2016 Novel Natural Antimicrobial Peptides; Potential Solution for Chronic and Emerging Food Safety Problems
April 19, 2016 Association of Public & Land-grant Universities’ Antimicrobial Resistance Initiative
April 13, 2016 Environmental Impacts of Antibiotic Use in Livestock with Global Implications & Intervention Strategies
March 9, 2016 Children's Healthy Living (CHL) Program for Remote Underserved Minority Populations in the Pacific Region
February 24, 2016 History and Consumer Perceptions of Qualified Health Claims
January 28, 2016 NIFA's Training & New Investigator Funding Opportunities
December 11, 2015 Zoonotic Disease Risk in Poultry Production
November 5, 2015 Communicating Food Science and Technology Nutrition Communication
October 13, 2015 Post-Doctoral Fellowship Seminar — Improving Feeding Practices in Childcare Settings: An Integrated Project
September 29, 2015 Helping Federal Programs Combat Childhood Obesity with New Valid Evaluation Tools & Education Materials
August 13, 2015 Shelf Life Extension of Foods with Fresh-like Quality Attributes by High Pressure
July 30, 2015 Identifying Food Safety Risk Factors and Educational Strategies for Consumers Purchasing Seafood and Meat Products Online

* RDNs or NDTRs who participate in live seminars or view recordings and wish to receive the CEU certificate, please e-mail Mallory M. Koenings.

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