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Young scholars discover how to inhibit food borne illnesses by practicing safe food-handling techniques. Among topics they examine are the advantages and disadvantages of using wooden or plastic cutting boards. After studying for the test, students obtain food handler's permits from their local health department.
Young scholars explore safe food handling.  In this healthy foods lesson, students generate a list of vegetables after reading the book Tops and Bottoms by Janet Stevens.  Young scholars discuss safe food handling and prepare a healthy salad.
For this science worksheet, students read the brochure that is concerned with the concept of food safety. The dangers and advantages are discussed.
Middle schoolers study food contamination to better understand the importance of proper food handling.  First, they observe contaminated food and make observations on a food checklist. Then, they work in groups to devise a procedure for safely handling, preparing, and presenting a particular food. A handout guides them through the activity. This would be a nice enhancement for a health class or a nutrition elective. 
Use this lesson to have your charges consider the differences between food spoilage and food-borne illnesses including the differentiation of food infections and food intoxication, including characteristics of each. Some excellent blackline masters are included in this interesting plan.
Students study food borne illnesses and what foods are more likely to carry them.  In this investigative lesson students examine harmful bacteria. 
Students learn something about the ways that sanitation technology has helped people. They do this by examining the history of sanitation in the context of disease outbreaks and comparing the quality of life in those times to that of today.
This lesson focuses on making bread, but also spends some time on the origins of wheat. In order to make the bread, each class member receives a kit full of the materials they will need. Included here is a detailed list of instructions for making the bread. While the resource lists many standards, there is only one page of reading accompanied by five questions.
In this 4-H food science instructional activity set, student investigate safe food handling procedures, create a recipe to share, identify the types of meats that are found at their local grocery store, and identify five dairy products. They complete a career scavenger hunt, make a chocolate milkshake, and complete a matching activity.
Learners investigate the pros and cons of genetic engineering. They watch a short Bill Moyers video, conduct Internet research, create a poster, participate in a pro/con debate, and write an essay expressing their personal feelings on the issue.
Students explore wheat. In this bread making lesson, students make their own loaf of bread and discover the history behind wheat. They work in pairs to follow step-by-step instructions for making the bread. This lesson includes a worksheet, resources for extra reading materials, and a vocabulary list.
Tenth graders examine how ground beef is processed. In this process and manufacturing lesson, 10th graders recognize control points during beef processing. They will identify the proper temperature during ground beef processing and safe handling procedures.
In this health worksheet, students examine the facts about beef that includes cooking methods, recipes, details for buying beef, and other healthful facts.
Could the history of bread really be interesting? Yes, it could! An informational text gives scholars wheat production background from 8,000 years ago, discussing different types of bread and the current industry in Oklahoma. Learners practice reading comprehension by pausing to discuss unknown words, inferences, and main ideas. They use the worksheet here to solidify these skills and summarize the text in one sentence. Next, pairs make some bread of their own using these step-by-step instructions. Find a list of defined vocabulary words here as well as extension ideas using bread dough.
Learners 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.
Students examine the importance of food safety. In this food safety lesson plan, students identify safe practices to follow in assuring that food is safe from the farm/ranch to the table.
Students 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.
Learners study the proper temperature and technique to cook ground meat safely. They examine the critical control points when ground beef is being processed.
Learners discuss the importance of proper food handling and sanitation by workers to ensure health and wellness. After watching a demonstration, they discuss how importance hand washing is to stop the spread of disease. To end the lesson, they listen to a local health inspector discuss his/her career.
High schoolers explore their role as food preparation specialists in the prevention of foodborne illness.

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