Conference Presentations

Plenary Session Presentations 2014 Conference


Food Safety = Behavior

Presenter: Frank Yiannas, Vice President, Food Safety & Health, Walmart


Cracking the Code on Food Issues

Presenter: Charlie Arnot, CEO, Center for Food Integrity


Food Safety is a Winnable Battle

Presenter: Patricia M. Griffin, MD, Chief, Enteric Diseases and Epidemiology Branch Centers for Disease Control and Prevention


Supporting Consumers: Facilitating Behavior that Reduces Risky Behavior 

Presenter: Lynn Frewer, Professor, Food and Society Group Newcastle University


Meaningful Messengers

Presenter: Dana Pitts, MPH, Associate Director of Communications, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Breakout Session Presentations 2014 Conference


4 Day Throw Away: A Social Marketing Campaign

Presenters: Julie A. Albrecht, Professor of Nutrition and Health Sciences; Carol Schwarz, Extension Educator, Buffalo County Extension; and Carol Larvick, Extension Educator, Dakota County Extension, University of Nebraska-Lincoln


Best Practices in the Evaluation of Consumer Food Safety Interventions 

Presenters: Sheryl Cates, Food and Nutrition Policy Research, and Jonathan Biltstein, Research Psychologist, RTI International; and Angela Fraser, Associate Professor of Food Nutrition and Packaging, Clemson University


Effective Farm to Fork Consumer Education at Local Farmers Markets 

Presenters: Molly Albin, Graduate Research Assistant, and Jennifer Richards, Research Assistant Professor, Food Science and Technology, The University of Tennessee


Effective Strategies for Using Social Media in Food Safety

Presenter: Christopher Bernstein, Food Safety Education Staff, FSIS, USDA


Evaluations are Important

Presenter: Ben Chapman, Assistant Professor, North Carolina State University


Foodborne Illness, Food Safety, and Healthy People 2020

Presenters: Elisa L. Elliot, Office of Foods and Veterinary Medicine, and Amy Lando, Consumer Studies Team, Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition, FDA


Produce Pro: Six Smart Home Handling Practices

Presenters: Shelley Feist, Executive Director, Partnership for Food Safety Education, and Ashley Bouldin, Engagement Planning Director, The Food Group, Inc


A Case Study of Reaching High Risk Foodborne Illness Audiences: People with Diabetes and Pregnant Women 

Presenters: Yaohua Feng, Doctoral Student, and Christine Bruhn, Director (ret.), Center for Consumer Research, Food Science and Technology, University of California, Davis


Linking Behavior to Food Safety Risk

Presenter: Lynn Frewer, Professor, Food and Society Group, Newcastle University (UK)


Finding Your Voice in Social Media

Presenters: Tony Flood, Senior Director of Food Safety and Defense; Matthew Raymond, Senior Director of Communications; and Liz Caselli-Mechael, Digital Media Manager, IFIC


Kroger: Food Retailers Reaching Consumers

Presenter: Jeff Edelen, Corporate Retail Food Safety Manager, The Kroger Co


Secrets to Securing Funds for Your Food Safety Education Programs

Presenters: Jeanne Gleason, Director, Media Productions, New Mexico State University, and Teresa McCoy, Assistant Director of Evaluation and Assessment, College of Agriculture and Natural Resources, University of Maryland


Innovative Approaches to Educate Older Adults

Presenters: Sandria Godwin, Professor, Family and Consumer Sciences, Tennessee State University, and Sheryl Cates, Senior Research Policy Analyst, and Katherine Kosa, Research Analyst, Food and Nutrition Policy Research Program, RTI International


Ordering Raw Meat, Poultry,Game, and Seafood Online

Presenters: Sandria Godwin, Professor, Family and Consumer Sciences, Tennessee State University, William Hallman, Professor, and Angela Senger-Mersich, Research Program Manager, Human Ecology, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey


Developing a Faith-Based Health Promotion Intervention

Presenter: Annie Hardison-Moody, Research Assistant Professor, North Carolina State University


Media that Work

Presenters: Barbara Chamberlin, Professor, Learning Games Lab, and Jeanne Gleason, Director of Media Productions, New Mexico State University; Benjamin Chapman, Associate Professor of Youth, Family, and Community Services, and Christina Moore, Curriculum Coordinator, NoroCORE, North Carolina State University; Joan Hegerfeld-Baker, Assistant Professor and Food Safety Extension Specialist, South Dakota State University; Kali Kniel, Professor of Animal and Food Sciences, University of Delaware; Jennifer Quinlan, Associate Professor of Nutrition Sciences, Drexel University; and Carol Byrd-Bredbenner, Professor of Nutrition/Extension Specialist, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey


Results of a Food Safety Intervention Study

Presenters: Lydia Medeiros, Professor Emeritus, Human Nutrition, College of Education and Human Ecology, and Jeff LeJeune, Professor of Veterinary Preventative Medicine, The Ohio State University; and Patricia Kendall, Professor Emeritus, and Susan Baker, Associate Professor/Extension Specialist, Food Science and Human Nutrition, Colorado State University


Effective Food Safety Curricula for Young People

Presenters: Howard Seltzer, National Food Safety Education Advisor, FDA; Judy Harrison, Extension Foods Specialist and Professor, Family and Consumer Sciences, University of Georgia; Jennifer Richards, Research Assistant Professor, Food Science and Technology, The University of Tennessee; and Laurie Hayes, Science Instructor, The Center for Advanced Research and Technology


Intergrating Food Safety with School Curriculum

Presenter: B. Susie Craig, Professor and Area Specialist for Food Safety and Health, Extension, Washington State University


Assessing Consumer Food Safety Education Programs

Presenter: Amelia Kermis, Public Affairs Specialist, and Maria Olmedo-Malagon, Director of Food Safety Education, Office of Public Affairs and Consumer Education, FSIS, US Department of Agriculture


Social Media Can’t Stand Alone

Presenters: Allison MacMunn, Public Relations Manager, Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, and Missy Cody, Associate Professor Emerita of Nutrition, Georgia State University


Food Safety Music

Presenter: Carl Winter, Extension Food Toxicologist and Vice Chair, Department of Food Science and Technology, University of California, Davis


Consumer and Industry Information Center Report

Presenter: Deborah Price, Chief, Information Center Branch, Office of Analytics and Outreach, CFSAN, FDA


Reaching Your Target Audience

Presenters: Suzanne Krippel, Program Manager, Environmental Public Health, and Kevin Brennan, Communications Officer, Administrative Services, Cuyahoga County Board of Health


Exploring the Impact of a Food Safety Educational Intervention on the Self-Efficacy of Food Safety in Adolescents Through Qualitative Research Methods 

Presenters: Jennifer Richards, Research Assistant Professor, and Lindsay Murphy, Graduate Research Assistant, Food Science and Technology, The University of Tennessee


Hands On: Real World Lessons for Middle School Classrooms

Presenter: Dr. Jennifer Richards, Project Director, Department of Food Science and Technology


Publix: Food Retailers Reaching Consumers

Presenter: Michael Roberson, Director of Corporate Quality Assurance, Publix Super Markets, Inc.


Effective Online Food Safety Education for School Gardens and University Farms

Presenters: Angela Shaw, Assistant Professor, Food Science and Human Nutrition, and Catherine Strohbehn, Extension Specialist/Adjunct Professor, Hotel, Restaurant, and Institutional Management Program, Iowa State University


Food Safety and Inspection Service

Presenters: Dr. Wu San Chen, MD, MPH and Dr. Kristal Southern, DVM, MPH, Applied Epidemiology Staff, Food Safety and Inspection Service, USDA


Produce Safety University

Presenters: Brenda Halbrook, Director, Office of Food Safety, Food and Nutrition Service, and Kathleen Staley, Food Safety Officer, Fruit and Vegetable Programs, USDA


Theoretical Concepts as Guiding Principal for Program for Youth

Presenters: Dhruti Patel and Shauna Henley, Family Consumer Science Educators, Department


Thermometer Use

Presenter: Christine Bruhn, Director, (ret.)Center for Consumer Research, Food Science and Technology, University of California, Davis


What’s in it for me? Risk Communication Theory and Cultural Cognition in Food Safety Messaging

Presenter: Katherine Waters, Program Leader and Public Health, Extension, University of Minnesota



Presenters: Brenda Watson, Executive Director, Canadian Partnership for Consumer Food Safety Education, and Donna Marie Antoniadis, CEO, She’s Connected Media Inc.


What Motivates Consumers to Report Foodborne Illness?

Presenters: Susan Arendt and Lakshman Rajagopal, Associate Professors, Apparel, Events, and Hospitality Management, and Catherine Strohbehn, Extension Specialist/Adjunct Professor, Hotel, Restaurant, and Institutional Management Program, Iowa State University; and Steven Mandernach, Chief of the Food and Consumer Safety Bureau, Iowa Department of Inspections and Appeals