Volume 101 September 2002 Number 10
D.C. Section Supports Students
Members of the Washington D.C. Section of IFT are reaching out to students in the region to encourage interest in the food science field and related industries. These outreach efforts have stirred interest from nearby food science clubs and help the section develop important relationships with Virginia Tech, the University of the District of Columbia and the University of Maryland. Several recent IFT section meetings have been held on each of the University Campuses, offering great opportunities for students and professionals alike to network and share experiences. The students appreciate the educational value in their relationship with the D.C. Section and have come to value us as an important resource!
MD Food Tech Club
by Veronica Galindo-Cuspinera, of the University of MD Food Tech Club
The Food Technology Club was formed in the spring of 2001 and recently obtained the status of Student Chapter from LFT. We have about 20 graduate and undergraduate students from the Nutrition and Food Science program. Our goal is to create activities to help students interact with industry, government and academia, broadening our horizons. On April 27, our club had a fundraiser during Maryland AG-Day. We sold Mexican-style subs all day at the outside carnival that drew a crowd of over 60,000! This was our first time selling food at the event, and although we did not sell as many subs as we expected, we sold all the food to the patrons of MD-AG Day, faculty and students. We made $700 dollars, which covered the cost of ingredients. We had a great turnout of students that helped sell and prepare the food and we had a great time! We thank the members of the DC-IFT section for their contribution to our club, which will help us reach our goals for the year.
The money raised during Maryland AG-Day and the contribution by the DC-IFT Section will cover the Club's expenses for the next term. Basic activities include: inviting speakers, gaining hands-on experience manufacturing products such as ice cream and supporting students to participate in College Bowl and New Product Development competitions. We look forward to conducting events with the DC section in the upcoming year! For more info about the student chapter contact Veronica at email@example.com
Save the date! On Wednesday, October 9th your section will sponsor "Acrylamide and the Food Supply." Our line-up includes David Lineback, JFSAN,, Barbara Peterson, Food and Chemicals Practice of Exponent, and Rick Jarmon, NFPA. Program begins at 3:30 PM. Watch for more details.
The Dietary Reference Intakes:
An Overview of the Macronutrient Report
The Food and Nutrition Board &
Washington, DC Section IFT
Dr. Allison A. Yates, Director, Food and Nutrition Board
Dr. Paula Trumbo, Senior Program Officer, Food and Nutrition Board
Speakers will present highlights of major points from the newly released Macronutrient Report
The Institute of Medicine (IOM), through its Food and Nutrition Board (FNB), will release the report on the Dietary Reference Intakes (DRIs) for Macronutrients on September 5, 2002. This report will review the requirements for and adverse effects of fat, individual fatty acids, cholesterol, carbohydrates, simple sugars, dietary fiber, and energy. In addition, the definition(s) for dietary fiber will be released in this report, which may be used by the FDA for future labeling purposes.
As a separate letter report, information from the macronutrient report on trans fatty acids was released in July to aid the FDA in determining whether trans fatty acids should be included on the food label. This letter report stated that there was no recommended intake level for trans fatty acids, and furthermore no Tolerable Upper Intake Level (UL) was set for trans fatty acids. Instead the report states that the intake of trans fatty acids should be minimized while consuming a nutritionally adequate diet.
|When:||Monday, September 9th, 2002|
– 3:00 p.m.
The National Academy of
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