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Kara wants to discuss "Food Engineering Diagrams from Philip Sadler".
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Clarissa wants to discuss "Student Feedback".
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Kara
Food Engineering Diagrams from Philip Sadler
Please see the 3 attached PDFs for diagrams and calculations explaining heat balance, material balance and orange juice pasteurization. These are also in the Box file.

Thanks Philip!
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Clarissa
Student Feedback
Dear Students, The Nutraceutical and Functional Foods (NFF) Division would like to welcome you. We are happy to see that there is such a large number of student members. The NFF Division has a Graduate Poster Competition and Graduate Scholarship specifically geared towards students. We would love to hear your feedback on these types of programs. Would you like to see anything added or changed? What other programs or activities would you like to see in the NFF Division? Feel free to reach out to me or anyone on the leadership team if you have interest in getting involved in the division or have any suggestions on things you would like to see from the NFF division during the upcoming year. Sincerely, Clarissa NFF Student Rep
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Kara
Tips from Luis Espinoza, CFS
Tips from Luis Espinoza, CFS

• Manage your time wisely. Check for review later and move on to the next one.
• Calculator is provided on the computer screen. Most testing centers don’t allow you to bring anything in or out of the testing room with you. Check with your testing center for their rules and policies.
• Study approach:  took prep course to identify strengths and weakness. Microbiology was one of his weaknesses, as well as some sensory areas. Asked professors for text book recommendations and classroom materials in those areas.
• Read 30-60 minutes a day, focusing on his “weak” areas. Reviewed other content areas. Focused mostly on product development – using books recommended for course, as well as books recommended by professors teaching those areas.
• Practice test questions are a good representation of the questions on the Exam. Used his practice test scores to determine areas of strengths and weaknesses.
• In questions with long sentences as options – look for key words. Key words can help you identify the correct answer or eliminate an answer.
• You are not given a score for the CFS Exam. You will be notified when to expect your results – given a maximum date to receive results.
• Questions on exam were more elaborate. Took a little more time to answer than expected.  Went back to review 10 questions in the last 10 minutes.  Focused on product development.
• Reviewed basic concepts the night before.
• Got up early and left house early to make sure he was on-time (traffic!) to check in to the testing center early. 
• Make sure you have the IDs requested by the testing center and bring a print out of your exam confirmation.
• Check in: Take your IDs. Take your fingerprints. They assign a locker where you leave all your belongings. 
• Sat in a cubicle area. Given paper and pencil, dry erase board and a pair of headphones.  
• Clock on the screen and questions left so you can monitor your progress.
• Room was quiet with good lighting and a comfortable chair.
• When you’re done, you may have to raise your hand or press a button.  Someone in the room is watching and will escort you in and out of the room.

Questions for Luis? Send him an email at LEspinoza@agcenter.lsu.edu

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Kara
Review webcast and Overall Course Evaluation

Thanks to all who joined today's Q&A/review webcast and in the recording.  My apologies for the technical difficulties during the early part of the call - I had no idea you couldn't see my screen for a portion of it! 

The faculty who were not present also expressed their apologies for not being able to join the webcast due to unforeseen circumstances, but are willing to answer questions via email.

Luis Espinoza joined the end of the webcast. If you're only interested in his test-taking tips and experience, fast forward the webcast to a little over three-quarters of the way through.  I will post Luis's tips and contact information in a separate discussion. 

Webcast recording (It is VERY slow to load, and there is no picture for the first portion - sorry.): http://www.ift.org/Knowledge-Center/Learn-Online/Secure/Webcast-login.aspx?VideoPosting=http://www.ift.org/secure/webcasts/CFS_PrepCourse_FinalReview.wmv&title=CFS%20Prep%20Course:%20Final%20Review

Final Overall Course Evaluation: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/PostPrepCourseEvaluation - Please complete by next Friday, August 8th


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Clarissa
Student Feedback
Dear Students, The Nutraceutical and Functional Foods (NFF) Division would like to welcome you. We are happy to see that there is such a large number of student members. The NFF Division has a Graduate Poster Competition and Graduate Scholarship specifically geared towards students. We would love to hear your feedback on these types of programs. Would you like to see anything added or changed? What other programs or activities would you like to see in the NFF Division? Feel free to reach out to me or anyone on the leadership team if you have interest in getting involved in the division or have any suggestions on things you would like to see from the NFF Division during the upcoming year. Sincerely, Clarissa NFF Student Rep
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