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Daila Boufford 
American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences 
703 706-4600 


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Bringing Science to Life:
Fundamentals of a Food Science Program

Mention a Petri dish and you’ll hear audible sighs.
But talk about pizza and their ears will perk up.

Explain the Scientific Method and eyes will glaze over.
But show a can of Coke first and they tune in.

Your students probably have heard many of the basic science concepts before but did they really get it?  Or did they learn only what they had to and moved on?

When it comes to making science relevant to students, what better way than to link it to something they do every day—eat!  Food gives teachers a perfect springboard for introducing a full menu of inquiry-based science concepts as well as technology and math lessons.

Learn exactly how to bring science to life through food at this educational webinar (1.5 PDUs):

Bringing Science to Life:
Fundamentals of a Food Science Program

Presented by Alice F. Mullis
Archived Event - 90 minute program

$35 AAFCS members    ($50 nonmembers)

 Bundled Pricing Discount when you purchase 3 webinars together 

Easily Integrates Into STEM Programs
Food science is rapidly becoming a gateway to STEM education in the U.S.   The Kansas STEM program offers food science as an optional course, in Louisiana, a food science class can be taken for science credit, and Georgia and other states have embraced food science as a way to expose students to the wonders of the scientific world.

In this 90-minute program you will explore:

  • How food science can unlock the mysteries of science in an interesting way
  • How to use and apply the Scientific Method and record data in labs
  • Lists of everything you need from lab equipment to other resources
  • Specific methods for teaching food science in a family and consumer sciences classroom
  • How to prepare Petri dishes for labs and conduct labs
  • Food science as a rapidly growing field of study in many universities and career fields
  • How your secondary food science course could support your FCCLA student participants in “Food Innovations,” a new STAR Event, and “Student Body.”
    Plus, a full range of practical strategies, ideas, and resources that you need to implement your food science program immediately.

Quality/Safety of Food, Balanced Diets Key Priorities Nationwide
Science concepts are more important than ever in our day-to-day lives as we grapple with food and nutrition problems such as obesity and dangerous outbreaks of food-borne illnesses, environmental issues such as mold and global warming, and even economic matters such as reducing income taxes through use of solar energy or deciding whether to buy organic foods.

Science is everywhere.  A full understanding will help your students become smart consumers. And it may launch them into a career in the food science industry--where job growth is expected!

Take the first step by signing up for this webinar and get them engaged now….before it is too late.

About the Presenter: Alice F. Mullis is a family and consumer sciences teacher and FCCLA adviser with 29 years of public school teaching—23 of them in FCS in Georgia.  She completed the NSTA/FDA Food Science for Professional Development program and has presented workshops to over 400 FCS teachers and professionals. She has presented at AAFCS on behalf of the USDA Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition.

Who should register?  FCS teachers, science teachers, college professors, career and technical education supervisors.

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$35 for AAFCS members ($50 non-members) 

 Bundled Pricing Discount when you purchase 3 webinars together 

 If you work at a higher ed institution and would be interested in using this webinar as content in your classroom, please contact Daila Boufford for information on special site license rates!