Food Science: Read It and Eat

Presenter: Susan Turgeson, Ed.D., CFCS 

About the Session

Discover  opportunities to integrate literacy and critical thinking with food science content. Use article excerpts and other readings to reinforce food science concepts and enrich vocabulary to expand perspectives. Excellent classroom tested strategies and resources will be shared which can be incorporated into any food/nutrition course! 


  • Align classroom practices with 21st century information literacy skills
  • Evaluate strategies to encourage reading
  • Identify techniques to support reading in the FCS classroom
  • Analyze resources to utilize in FCS classroom 

About the Presenter(s)

Dr. Susan Turgeson received the AAFCS Leader award in 2017was selected as the 2009 AAFCS National Teacher of the Year and received the AAFCS New Achiever award in 2005. Susan served as president of NATEFACS for 2017-2019. She served a three-year term on the AAFCS Ethics committee, a three-year term on the AAFCS Council for Certification and has served twice as a mentor for the AAFCS Leadership Academy. Susan currently is a FCS teacher educator at the University of Wisconsin Stevens Point. 

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