2004 Leadership Conference
DC Section IFT Executive Committee
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IFT Leadership Conference
In August, I represented the DC Section of IFT at the 2004 IFT Leadership Conference in Chicago. The IFT Executive Committee and IFT Headquarters staff members host this conference each year for incoming leaders of sections and divisions.
IFT President Dr. Ann Hollingsworth and IFT
Executive Vice President Ms. Barbara Byrd Keenan welcomed the group by thanking
everyone for their dedicated service to IFT and willingness to participate in
the conference so that our sections and divisions can continue to improve.
Ms. Keenan’s staff is currently evaluating membership surveys to
identify the areas most in need of change.
She stressed the importance of membership feedback, particularly at the
section level, so that we can continue to provide our members with exactly what
they want from IFT.
Tekla Syers, from the IFT
Foundation, presented an overview of the Foundation and its expected growth in
the future. IFT Foundation funds
continue to be used for scholarships, expert reports, global outreach and
continuing education. The
Foundation plans to expand staff support and volunteers (including adding an IFT
Foundation Liaison position within each section), collaborate with the National
Science Teachers Association to promote the study of food science, and
eventually develop a Food Q&A website to make IFT the #1 source for food
On a more technical note, the
IFT Information Technology (IT) staff plans to move away from mass E-mail
messages and move toward on-line threaded discussion forums for sections,
divisions, executive committees, etc. in order to facilitate meaningful
communication among IFT members.
Overall, IFT provided a very
upbeat and positive experience for its incoming leaders and I appreciated the
opportunity to participate and learn how to better serve our membership.
Robyn Jones, Science Fair Chair
Section IFT Executive Committee
Section IFT Executive Committee
A special thank you to both our returning and our new DC IFT Executive Committee members! We appreciate your time and your dedication to the DC Section of IFT. To kick off the new season, we would like to recognize the members of the Executive Committee:
Mary Murphy – Chair
Farida Mohamedshah – Chair-Elect
Dorothea Vafiadis – Past Chair
Joan Rothenberg – Treasurer and Awards Committee
Hilary Thesmar – Secretary
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you have information or ideas that you would like to contribute to the DC
Section IFT Newsletter, please contact the Newsletter Editor, Jennifer Burnham,
Hentges will present an overview and status update on the development of the new
2005 Dietary Guidelines for Americans. The guidelines, revised every five years,
provide a nutritional blueprint for the country and will be launched early in
the New Year. Dr. Hentges will also
provide a brief update on the consumer message testing and revision process of
the Food Guidance System.
Wednesday, November 10, 2004
Waugh Auditorium, USDA, ERS
Pre-registration is required by Monday, November 8, 2004. There is no charge for this meeting. Seating is limited. RSVP to Dorothea K. Vafiadis, Past-Chair of DC-IFT, Center for Nutrition, Policy and Promotion at firstname.lastname@example.org. Your message must include name, affiliation, and telephone number and indicate DC-IFT member status. You may also fax your registration to Ms. Vafiadis at 703-305-3300.
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