Food Safety is a Shared Responsibility

Shelley Feist, Executive Director of the Partnership for Food Safety Education Note: Cross-posted from the IFIC Foundation’s Nutrition Blog. Food safety is a shared responsibility across the food supply. This Food Safety Education Month, the IFIC Foundation is featuring guest blog posts from the various…

Kansas State University’s Fight BAC Class

Stephanie Castillo Teaches First and Second Grade Students the Core 4 Stephanie Castillo with Kansas State University taught food safety to first and second grade after school students this autumn. Her “Fight BAC Class” teaches food safety basics, such as hand-washing practices, to after…

Fairchild Airmen Fight BAC! ®

Lead by BAC! Fighter Darla Klausner, the airmen of Fairchild Air Force Base (AFB) answered the call – the call to Fight BAC!® In April, through collaboration with the 92nd Public Health Flight and the Defense Commissary Agency, Darla executed a Fight BAC!® Food…

The Partnership for Food Safety Education in HGTV Magazine

The Partnership for Food Safety Education was featured in the October/November edition of HGTV Magazine. It may feel wasteful to toss what seems (and smells) like good turkey and stuffing, but Thanksgiving leftovers really should not be kept for a week. Executive Director Shelley…

Voices of BAC! Fighters

Allow us to introduce you to three BAC! Fighters who work hard to teach kids about food safety. We have been hearing from educators about their interest in new and refreshed Fight BAC!® educational material for kids. Melissa is an enthusiastic middle school teacher…

Meridian Middle School is ON THE CASE!

Rebecca Richter, a Consumer and Family Science teacher, instructs her 6th grade students on the importance of safe food handling by empowering them to be food detectives. For years, Rebecca has been showing her students the Food Detectives video because her students can relate…

Dedicated BAC! Fighter, Diane Van, Retires

After 26 years dedicated to raising the bar on consumer food safety education, Diane Van recently retired from the USDA Food Safety and Inspection Service. Diane started her career as a technical information specialist on the USDA Meat and Poultry Hotline. She later became…

Mixing it up with Fight BAC!®

With over 20 years in public schools teaching food safety, Melissa Blaine still finds ways to get creative with Fight BAC!®. Melissa is a Family and Consumer Sciences teacher at Grant Middle School in New Mexico. Melissa has been using Fight BAC!® for years…

Eat Smart, Move More…and Fight BAC! ®

Harmful BAC (bacteria) that can be in food isn’t part of anyone’s plan for a healthy body. Virginia’s Family Nutrition Program is working to make sure BAC stays off the menu for the state’s limited – resource families.  They are Fighting BAC!® every day with…

A Picture is Worth 1,000 Words

Rub a dub scrub: Pennsylvania’s Get Smart Drawing Competition Fights BAC! ® that could be on hands. Kids’ hands are a favorite hiding place for harmful bacteria. It’s no surprise that many foodborne disease outbreaks start with contaminated hands. For kids, germs are out…