Volume 101 March 2003 Number 14
Kudos to the DC IFT Section
The Washington, DC IFT Section was recently presented with a Certificate of Merit for excellence in programming during the 2001-2002 season by the National IFT Committee on Sections and Divisions! To be eligible for this honor, a regional section; must submit an annual program report, a financial report and 75% of the regional section’s membership must also be members of National IFT. Thanks to all who planned a program or served as a speaker last season!
DC IFT Section Member Acknowledged
The Washington, DC IFT Section would like to congratulate J. Robert Ransford of Williamsburg, VA on 50 years as an IFT member! Ransford will receive a congratulatory letter, a 50 year pin from IFT, and will be featured in Food Technology Magazine in April in recognition of this honor.
The Washington, DC IFT Section was honored with an award of recognition for its outstanding website. Congratulations to our web editor, David Haytowitz! Visit the website to learn more at http://www.ift.org/sections/washingtondc/index.html.
FDA's 2003 Science Forum Open for Registration
Interested persons can register now for the 9th Annual FDA Science Forum, to be held in Washington, D.C., April 24-25. Open to the public, the forum brings FDA scientists together with industry, academia, consumers, and others to share information about the science-based mission of the agency. Discussion topics for this year's forum include risk assessment and public health initiatives in the wake of 9/11/01. http://www.dcscienceforum.org.
Each year members of the Washington, DC Section IFT judge regional high school science fairs. The winners are awarded a one-year subscription toFood Technology Magazine and given an award certificate from the section. Although we have all locations covered, we could use an extra judge at the following locations: Montgomery County, NIST, Gaithersburg, MD (March 22nd), Prince George's County, PGCC, Largo, MD (April 5th), Fairfax County, Robinson Secondary School (March 15th). To help out, please contact Robyn Jones, via email at email@example.com. Thank you!
Active In Your IFT!
The conference will be held at the Washington Marriott from June 30 to July 3, 2003. The theme for the conference is: Fostering Quality Science in Food Composition DatabasesSessions will be held from June 30 to July 2, with workshops and tours on July 3rd. The welcoming reception will be held on June 30 after the days sessions. For more information, visit the conference Web site: http://www.nal.usda.gov/fnic/foodcomp/conf
- Washington, DC Section
Conversation on Obesity: How Do We Improve the Situation?
|When:||Thursday, March 13 11, 2003|
Welcome & Introductions
Michelle Albee, Program Co-Chair, Metro-DC Affiliate for SNE
Alison Bodor, Chair, Washington, DC Section IFT
Wendy Johnson-Taylor, Ph.D.
Public Health Nutrition and Health Policy Advisor
National Institutes of Health
|4:50 PM||Panel Discussion & Dialogue|
The DC Bar Conference Room
1250 H Street, NW
Washington, D.C. 20005
on the lower level
$10 SNE or IFT Members
Nearest Metro: Metro Center
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