Food Safety Prep from a Maryland BAC Fighter

Natasha M. Shamone-Gilmore is a BAC Fighter and the Co-Founder/Executive Director of the Maryland Resource and Training Center, a nonprofit organization. They focus on strengthening communities by providing wraparound social services and programs to individuals and families based on the four pillars of civic learning and engagement,…

Cooperative Extension Educators use Meat Models to Promote Food Safety Awareness

Rachel Parsons, a Nutrition Educator at Cornell Cooperative Extension Broome shared her favorite food safety education activity below with us for World Health Day 2015. Many of my participants don’t understand food may have gone bad even though it doesn’t look or smell any…

Kids in NY Daycare Centers Line Up to Wash Hands

Shari Portnoy makes food with children every day as an Eat Well Play Hard Nutritionist for New York Day Care Centers. She teaches a six-week program that always starts with food safety, hand-washing and general nutrition. Since young children like to touch everything, Shari…

BAC Fighter Game Teaches Refrigerator Safety

My go-to food safety educational game for open houses and health fairs is my refrigerator game.  When you only have a minute or two with people, I’ve learned you have to make food safety eye-catching, interactive, and understandable for young kids to older adults….

BAC Fighter takes food preservation classes online

Suzanne Driessen, a BAC Fighter with University of Minnesota Extension works online to make sure food is safe from farm to plate! The renewed interest to grow and purchase local foods quadrupled requests for University of Minnesota Extension food preservation classes. To meet the…

New App Helps Consumers Keep Food Safe

To support World Health Day 2015, the USDA is launching a new food safety application designed to help consumers maintain the freshness and quality of foods. The FoodKeeper application offers users valuable storage advice about nearly 500 food and beverage items, including various types…

Denver Loves Food Safety Education

Alison Peterson, a Food Program Supervisor for the Denver Department of Environmental Health (DEH) caught up with us to share wonderful activities of the DEH that protect public health through food safety education! Denver Department of Environmental Health Public Health Inspection Division is passionate…

Poultry Producer Focuses on Consumer Behavior

As part of its ongoing commitment to food safety education, West Coast poultry producer Foster Farms commissioned a study by Dr. Christine Bruhn (Center for Consumer Research at UC Davis) to look at how consumers actually prepare and handle chicken in their own kitchens….

Jr. BAC Fighter Nabs Prize in Speech Contest

Anna Morris does her part to keep food safe. Anna is pictured above after giving a speech during the the Food Safety and Preservation category in a speech contest. After answering the judge’s questions with ease, Anna took home second place! Anna also shared a…

BAC Fighter works towards diets that are both junk-free and foodborne pathogen-free

Karina Walker, a graduate student pursuing a Master in Nutritional Sciences at West Virginia University shares her dreams of a food-safe and natural world below. Ever since completing my first nutrition course, I have known that a future career in the health and food…