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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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Pivarnik, Lori F.; Richard, Nicole L.; Gable, Robert K.; Worobo, Randy W. – Journal of Food Science Education, 2016
A needs assessment survey was designed and administered to measure knowledge of and attitudes toward food safety impacts of nonthermal processing technologies of shellfish and produce industry personnel and extension educators. An online survey was sent via e-mail notification with the survey link through professional listserves. The survey…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Foods Instruction, Food Processing Occupations, Knowledge Level
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Korte, Debra; Reitz, Nicholas; Schmidt, Shelly J. – Journal of Food Science Education, 2016
Informed by the latest research on how people learn, effective teachers address both aspects of the teaching-learning equation--they engage students in the course material by implementing best teaching practices and they prepare students for learning by sharing best learning practices. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the impact of…
Descriptors: Educational Practices, Student Centered Learning, Likert Scales, Student Attitudes
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Lee, Yee Ming – Journal of Food Science Education, 2015
Project-based, collaborative learning is an effective teaching method when compared to traditional cognitive learning. The purpose of this study was to assess student learning after the completion of a final meal project that involved a group of sensory panelists. A paper survey was conducted among 73 senior nutrition and dietetics students…
Descriptors: Student Projects, Cooperative Learning, Teaching Methods, Instructional Effectiveness
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Joyner, Helen S.; Smith, Denise – Journal of Food Science Education, 2015
The current face of the dairy manufacturing industry has changed from its traditional conception. Industry emphasis is moving away from traditional dairy products, such as fluid milk, ice cream, and butter, and moving toward yogurts, dairy beverages, and value-added products incorporating ingredients derived from milk and whey. However, many…
Descriptors: Manufacturing Industry, Curriculum, Delphi Technique, Surveys
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Bissett, Rachel L.; Cheng, Michael S. H.; Brannan, Robert G. – Journal of Food Science Education, 2010
Professional organizations have linked core competency to professional success and competitive strategy. The Research Chefs Assn. (RCA) recently released 43 core competencies for practicing culinologists. Culinology[R] is a profession that links skills of culinary arts and food science and technology in the development of food products. An online…
Descriptors: Food, Professional Occupations, Competence, Professional Associations
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Stein, Susan E.; Dirks, Brian P.; Quinlan, Jennifer J. – Journal of Food Science Education, 2010
The authors determined the food safety knowledge, attitudes, and behaviors of undergraduates (n = 1122) on an urban college campus using a previously piloted survey tool. Data obtained found that while students reported high levels of confidence in their ability to engage in safe food handling practices, their knowledge and self-reported behaviors…
Descriptors: Food Service, Safety, Food Standards, Young Adults
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Hicks, Doris T.; Pivarnik, Lori F.; McDermott, Ryan; Richard, Nicole; Hoover, Dallas G.; Kniel, Kalmia E. – Journal of Food Science Education, 2009
Commercial, nonthermal processing of food, such as high hydrostatic-pressure processing (HPP), has increased. The safety and quality of foods produced by HPP has not been well communicated to the public. An online, nationwide consumer survey was implemented to assess awareness of alternative food processing technologies, consumer food safety…
Descriptors: Safety, Food Standards, Food Processing Occupations, Surveys
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Delgado-Gutierrez, C.; Bruhn, C. M. – Journal of Food Science Education, 2008
This project evaluates the attitudes of food and health professionals to 3 new food processing technologies that have been developed to respond to consumer demands such as superior taste, longer shelf life, higher nutritional content, health benefits, and environment-friendly processing. Educational brochures for high pressure (HP), pulsed…
Descriptors: Professional Personnel, Health Personnel, Food, Attitudes
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McEntire, Jennifer Cleveland; Rollins, Mary – Journal of Food Science Education, 2007
The Institute of Food Technologists (IFT), the IFT Foundation, and Discovery Education partnered to create and distribute food science information to science department and school counselor chairs in all 18,000 U.S. high schools in January 2006. Two multimedia "kits" were generated for teachers and counselors, each consisting of DVDs with food…
Descriptors: Conferences (Gatherings), Foods Instruction, High Schools, Science Departments
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Anding, Jenna D.; Boleman, Chris; Thompson, Britta – Journal of Food Science Education, 2007
A food safety education program developed for retail food establishments was evaluated to assess the extent to which participants were practicing selected behaviors linked to reducing the risk of foodborne disease both before and after the program. Scores from the state health department's Certified Food Manager (CFM) exam also were examined.…
Descriptors: Safety, Food Standards, Effect Size, Safety Education
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Clark, Stephanie; McCurdy, Alan; Roy, Sharon; Smith, Denise – Journal of Food Science Education, 2006
Thirty-two recent graduates from the joint food science program of Washington State Univ. (WSU) and The Univ. of Idaho (UI) and 12 of their employers participated in a survey study to assess food science program outcomes. The objective of this study was to assess the joint curriculum in its ability to prepare undergraduate students for critical…
Descriptors: Foods Instruction, Science Education, Cooperative Programs, College Programs
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Morgan, Mark T.; Ismail, Baraem; Hayes, Kirby – Journal of Food Science Education, 2006
Nearly 90% of graduating seniors from the Food Science program at Purdue University gain employment in the food industry. Ensuring the program is meeting employers' needs is one mission of our curriculum committee with input from an Industrial Advisory Board (IAB). In light of the recent outcomes-based assessment requirements outlined by IFT,…
Descriptors: Competence, Case Studies, Foods Instruction, Science Education
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Camire, Mary E.; Dougherty, Michael P. – Journal of Food Science Education, 2005
Consumer interest in healthy foods has spurred approval of several health claims for foods and dietary supplements. Although undergraduate and graduate food science curricula address food laws and regulations, nutrition claims may not be fully addressed. We posted a survey on the Internet for 2 mo for food industry professionals and others…
Descriptors: Foods Instruction, Surveys, Internet, Nutrition
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Bohn, D. M.; Rasmussen, C. N.; Schmidt, S. J. – Journal of Food Science Education, 2004
Learning styles vary among individuals, and understanding which instructional tools certain learning styles prefer can be utilized to enhance student learning. Students in the introductory Food Science and Human Nutrition course (FSHN 101), taught at the Univ. of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, were asked to complete Gregorc's Learning Style…
Descriptors: Foods Instruction, Majors (Students), Cognitive Style, Nutrition