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Gurfinkel, Debbie M.; Wolever, Thomas M. S. – Journal of Food Science Education, 2017
The completion of a 3-d food record, using commonly available nutrient analysis software, is a typical assignment for students in nutrition and food science programs. While these assignments help students evaluate their personal diets, it is insufficient to teach students about surveys of large population cohorts. This paper shows how the Test,…
Descriptors: Food, Diaries, Nutrition Instruction, Assignments
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Willows, Noreen D.; Strawson-Fawcett, Cynthia; Downs, Shauna M. – Journal of Food Science Education, 2008
Problem-based learning (PBL) can provide an enhanced appreciation of the relationship between culture and food for students who aspire to become dietitians or nutrition educators; however, large university classes often inhibit the use of PBL. A professor who specializes in research documenting the relationships among food and culture took 17…
Descriptors: Problem Based Learning, Foods Instruction, Dietetics, Nutrition
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Hartel, Richard W. – Journal of Food Science Education, 2006
The current IFT Education Standards used to evaluate Food Science programs for IFT approval have been in place now for 5 years. Most Food Science programs in the United States (as well as some in Mexico and Canada) have been reviewed according to these standards. The transition to instruction based on assessment of student learning outcomes, in…
Descriptors: Academic Standards, Foods Instruction, College Science, College Programs
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Fuchs, C.; Wilcock, A.; Aung, M. – Journal of Food Science Education, 2004
This study was designed to identify the skills and knowledge deemed important for food safety professionals and the degree to which the Food Safety and Quality Assurance (FSQA) program at the Univ. of Guelph helps students to develop these skills. The research included 2 phases: interviews were conducted to identify these skill and knowledge…
Descriptors: Safety, Quality Control, Foreign Countries, Case Studies