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Young scholars examine the different members of food safety teams and their role in the food safety cycle. They study how these teams work together to keep our food safe.
Students study the connection between food spoilage and temperature control. They determine the difference between expiration, sell-by, and use by date on food. They investigate food safety practices to look for when food shopping.
In this science activity, learners read the brochure that is concerned with the concept of food safety. The dangers and advantages are discussed.
Students recognize that safe food preparation is important to good health.  In this food safety activity, students participate in an activity students separate, clean, chill, and cook food safely. Students use Glo Germ to find where germs would be.
Students examine strategies and guidelines to prevent food-borne illnesses and contamination through proper handwashing, handling of foods, and food preparation. They review fact sheets on food-borne illnesses, and watch and discuss video, "Food Safety."
Students are introduced to the concept of food safety. In groups, they distinguish between fact and opinion and cause and effect while participating in a board game. They write an essay about what knowledge they gained and review the major concepts of food safety as a class.
Students examine the importance of food safety. In this food safety lesson, students identify safe practices to follow in assuring that food is safe from the farm/ranch to the table.
Students begin by completing a survey asking them to rank their concerns about commercially prepared foods. They develop a definition of relative risk, and complete the "Pro or Con" worksheet. Students work in groups to make a study of food safety pros and cons. They hold a class debate about food safety.
Students create brochures that inform their families how to prepare and store food to prevent food-borne illnesses. They research food safety facts and proper food-handling techniques on the internet.
Students rate foods as safe or unsafe and follow rules for food safety to make them safer.
Pupils plan a picnic menu using the food safety rules. They pack a cooler with different types of cold packs and also pack a basket with food that does not have to be kept cold.
Students identify the origin and preparation of the main ingredients in pizza. They identify the food safety procedures followed in a pizza factory and then prepare and eat a pizza in class.
Students identify food safety practices and storage methods.
Students evaluate a kitchen set up with food safety hazards and create a plan to prevent bacteria then go home to examine their own kitchens.
Students study who is involved in processing and keeping the food safe in dining out situations. They examine the procedures restaurants take for cleanliness and safety while identifying the role of the Food Code in restaurant inspections.
Young scholars gain knowledge of the complexity of the food system. They are taught how the system affects food safety, and identify a student's responsibilities when buying, handling, cooking and eating foods. The class utilizes newspapers as teaching and learning tools that encourages students to become creative thinkers and readers of newspapers.
Young scholars complete seventeen question test about food safety which includes matching vocabulary terms, short answer questions and fill in the blank questions. Test is part of the Food Safety Unit produced by the College of Agricultural Sciences at Pennsylvania State University.
There is so much information in this lesson. A very comprehensive unit plan about food safety can be broken up into smaller pieces so as not to overwhelm the class with so much information at once. Some of the topics include handling food, storing food, foodborne illnesses, and how to keep food safe for consumption.
In this nutrition worksheet set, students complete a dinner detective nutrient fill in the blank, a food safety true or false page, and plan a picnic with food safety rules in mind. They investigate careers that involve food safety.
Students explore the rules to food safety and how to keep foods from growing bacteria. In this food illness lesson students view a demonstration about bacteria complete a food safety test online.