Conference 2017 Presentations

Advancing Food Safety Through Behavior Change  – the consumer food safety education conference – was held January 25-27, 2017 in Washington, DC and hosted by the non-profit Partnership for Food Safety Education.

The conference was supported in part by the US Food and Drug Administration and by the US Department of Agriculture, National Institute of Food and Agriculture (award 2017-68003-25971).  See the full list of conference sponsors.

Keynote and Plenary Session Presentations 2017 Conference

The Behaviour Change Wheel

Opening Keynote:  Lou Atkins, Senior Teaching Fellow, University College London Centre for Behaviour Change

Thursday, January 26th, 8:30 – 9:30 am

What are key elements of effective behavioral change strategies?

Benjamin Chapman, Associate Professor, Food Safety Specialist, Department of Youth, Family, and Community Sciences, North Carolina State University, NC Cooperative Extension

Thursday, January 26th, 9:30 – 10:45 am

What are key elements of effective behavioral change strategies?

Michael Roberson, Director of Corporate Quality Assurance, Publix Super Markets, Inc.

Thursday, January 26th, 9:30 – 10:45 am

Finding & Sharing Stories

Lori Jacobwith

Thursday, January 26th, 11:00 am – 12:15 pm

Food Safety = Behavior 2.0

Lunch Keynote: Frank Yiannas, Vice President for Food Safety, Walmart Stores, Inc.

Thursday, January 26th, 12:15 – 1:15 pm

What Affects Risk Perception & Motivation?

Christine Prue, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention; Monique Turner, George Washington University and Rylee Gustafson

Thursday, January 26th, 3:15 – 4:30 pm

What is the Role of Federal Agencies in Consumer Behavior Change? - Stephen Ostroff, Alfred Almanza & Robert Tauxe

What is the Role of Federal Agencies in Consumer Behavior Change?

Stephen Ostroff, Deputy Commissioner for Foods and Veterinary Medicine, FDA; Alfred Almanza, Deputy Under Secretary for Food Safety, USDA; Robert Tauxe, Director, Division of Foodborne, Waterborne and Environmental Diseases, National Center for Emerging and Zoonotic Infectious Diseases, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Presentation documents not available – see video page for presentation.

Friday, January 27th, 8:30 – 9:30 am

The Power of Habit - Charles Duhigg

The Power of Habit

Closing Keynote: Charles Duhigg, Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter for the New York Times and author of The Power of Habit

Presentation documents not available – see video page for presentation.

Friday, January 27th, 1:15 – 2:30 pm

Breakout Session Presentations 2017 Conference

Motivation and Risk Perception as Keys to Behavior Change

Motivating Consumers to Adopt Safe Handling and Preparation Practices for Raw Poultry

Sandria Godwin, Professor and Director, Didactic Program in Nutrition and Dietetics, Department of Family & Consumer Sciences, Tennessee State University, and Sheryl Cates, RTI International

Thursday, January 26th, 11:00 am – 12:15 pm

Consumption of Undercooked Products: Communicating Actual Versus Perceived Risk

Gabrielle Johnston, Public Affairs Specialist, USDA Food Safety and Inspection Service, Office of Public Affairs and Consumer Education

Thursday, January 26th, 11:00 am – 12:15 pm

Barriers and Motives to Consumers’ Adherence to Washing Produce from Farmers’ Markets

Shauna Henley, PhD, Family & Consumer Sciences Education, AGNR, University of Maryland Extension, Baltimore County

Thursday, January 26th, 11:00 am – 12:15 pm

Creating Effective Mexican-American Narratives of Foodborne Illness to Increase Perceptions of Risk

Michael A. Shapiro, Professor, Department of Communication and Robert G. Gravani, Professor Emeritus, Food Science, Cornell University

Thursday, January 26th, 1:30 – 2:45 pm

Storytelling to Motivate Change in Food Safety

Patricia Buck, Executive Director, Center for Foodborne Illness Research and Prevention

Thursday, January 26th, 1:30 – 2:45 pm

Healthy Hand Hygiene Behaviors at Fairs: Linking 4-H Peer Education Projects with Guest Education Targeting At-Risk Populations

B. Susie Craig, Professor, Food Safety and Health Area Specialist, Washington State University Extension

Thursday, January 26th, 1:30 – 2:45 pm

Beyond Knowledge: Strategies to Encourage Actual Behavior Change

Kevin Roberts, Associate Professor & Director; The Center of Excellence for Food Safety Research in Child Nutrition Programs; Department of Hospitality Management and Kevin Sauer, Associate Professor, The Center of Excellence for Food Safety Research in Child Nutrition Programs; Department of Food, Nutrition, Dietetics, and Health, Kansas State University

Friday, January 27th, 9:45 – 11:00 am

Assessment of Consumer Responses to Risk Messages

Ellen Thomas, Food Safety Scientist, RTI International and Benjamin Chapman, Associate Professor, Department of Youth, Family, and Community Sciences, North Carolina State University

Friday, January 27th, 9:45 – 11:00 am

Consumer Confusion: The Keys to Motivate Positive Food Safety Behavior Change - Robert Gravani, Matthew Raymond & Michele Samarya-Timm

Consumer Confusion: The Keys to Motivate Positive Food Safety Behavior Change

Robert Gravani, Professor and Director of the National Good Agricultural Practices Program, Cornell University; Matthew Raymond, Sr. Director of Communications, IFIC Foundation and Michele Samarya-Timm, Somerset County Department of Health

Friday, January 27th, 9:45 – 11:00 am

Motivating Food Safety Behavior Change: Thinking Inside the Box 

Michéle Samarya-Timm, MA, HO, MCHES, REHS, CPH, DLASS, Somerset County Department of Health, New Jersey, USA

Friday, January 27th, 9:45 – 11:00 am

Influencing Behavior Though Physical Design

A Role for Human Factor Engineering in Designing a Safer Workplace: A Review

Jeffrey Clark, Research Assistant, Food Science, University of Arkansas

Thursday, January 26th, 11:00 am – 12:15 pm

Lighting Conditions Affect Perception of Doneness and Willingness-to-eat Turkey Patties

Edgar Chambers IV, Distinguished Professor, Sensory Analysis Center, Kansas State University

Thursday, January 26th, 11:00 am – 12:15 pm

Measuring Behavior Change

Evaluation of the Implementation of a Food Safety Intervention for Food Pantries

Ashley Chaifetz, Research Associate, Department of Youth, Family, and Community Sciences, North Carolina State University

Thursday, January 26th, 11:00 am – 12:15 pm

Empowering Change through the Safe & Healthy Food Pantries Project

Barbara Ingham, Professor & Food Safety Specialist, Food Science, University of Wisconsin-Madison and Amber Canto, SNAP-Ed State Program Director, University of Wisconsin Extension

Thursday, January 26th, 11:00 am – 12:15 pm

Motivating High School Students to Follow Safe Food Handling: An Effective Food Safety Curriculum

Betty Yaohua Feng, Postdoc, Department of Food Science and Technology, University of California, Davis

Thursday, January 26th, 11:00 am – 12:15 pm

The use of logic models to connect theory the measurement in safe food handling interventions. – Jonathan Blitstein

The use of logic models to connect theory the measurement in safe food handling interventions

Jonathan Blitstein, Public Health Psychologist, Food, Nutrition, and Obesity Policy and Research, RTI International

Friday, January 27th, 11:15 am – 12:30 pm

Trends in Food Safety – Results from the 2016 Food Safety Education Survey

Amy Lando, Consumer Science Specialist, CFSAN, FDA

Friday, January 27th, 11:15 am – 12:30 pm

Evaluation of Grocery Store Food Safety Audits for Patterns in Handwashing and Temperature Compliance

Natalie Seymour, North Carolina State University

Friday, January 27th, 11:15 am – 12:30 pm

Targeting At-Risk Populations

Food Safety 101 for Older Adults

Adam Ghering, Food Safety Education, OPACE, USDA, FSIS

Thursday, January 26th, 1:30 – 2:45 pm

Assessing personal attitudes and behaviors associated with listeriosis prevention during pregnancy

Wenqing Xu, Assistant Professor, Nutrition and Food Sciences and Melissa Cater, Assistant Professor, Agricultural and Extension Education & Evaluation, LSU AgCenter

Thursday, January 26th, 1:30 – 2:45 pm

Handling of Leafy Greens in Foodservices Serving Older Americans: Before and After Intervention

Susan Arendt, Professor, AESHM, Iowa State University and Kevin Sauer, Associate Professor, FNDH, Kansas State University

Thursday, January 26th, 1:30 – 2:45 pm

Food Preservation Training Model with Limited Staff and Resources

Margaret Viebrock & Sandra Brown, Food Safety Faculty, Washington State University Extension

Friday, January 27th, 9:45 – 11:00 am

A Case Study Identifies the Barriers for Health Professional to Deliver a Food Safety Curriculum

Betty Yaohua Feng, Postdoc, Department of Food Science and Technology, University of California, Davis

Friday, January 27th, 9:45 – 11:00 am

Building Successful Food Safety Programming in Native American Communities

Linda McLean, Director, WSU Colville Reservation Extension, Washington State University and Kayla Wells, WSU Colville Reservation Extension

Friday, January 27th, 9:45 – 11:00 am

Child Care Food Safety: A Population at-Risk?

Joel Reynolds, Doctoral Candidate, Hospitality Management, Iowa State University

Friday, January 27th, 11:15 am – 12:30 pm

Risk Perception and Hand Washing Practices in an Early Childhood Center

Jeffrey Clark, Research Assistant, Food Science, University of Arkansas

Friday, January 27th, 11:15 am – 12:30 pm

Providing Safe Food in the Childcare Setting

Sharon McDonald, Senior Extension Educator/Food Safety Specialist, and Jill Cox, Better Kid Care Program Development Specialist, Nutrition, Health and Wellness, College of Agricultural Science, The Pennsylvania State University

Friday, January 27th, 11:15 am – 12:30 pm

Behavior Change in the Digital Age

Dinner Party Food Safety Video: Educational Tools for Public Health Professionals

Mindy Costello, NSF International

Thursday, January 26th, 1:30 – 2:45 pm

From Rotary Phones to Virtual Chat: 30 years of One-on-One Food Safety Education - Marianne H. Gravely

From Rotary Phones to Virtual Chat: 30 years of One-on-One Food Safety Education

Marianne H. Gravely, Technical Information Specialist, FSIS USDA

Thursday, January 26th, 1:30 – 2:45 pm

The Power of Interactive Media to Change Consumer Behavior

Barbara Chamberlin, Professor, Game Developer, NMSU Learning Games Lab and Jeanne Gleason, Department Head, Professor, New Mexico State University Media Productions

Thursday, January 26th, 1:30 – 2:45 pm

Do Television Celebrity Chefs Food Handling Practices Impact Consumer Attitudes And Behavior?

Christine Bruhn, Retired Director, Center for Consumer Research, Food Science and Technology, University of California, Davis

Friday, January 27th, 9:45 – 11:00 am

The FoodKeeper: Using Digital Applications to Engage with Consumers

Christopher Bernstein, Director, Food Safety Education, OPACE, USDA FSIS

Friday, January 27th, 9:45 – 11:00 am

Tales from Twitter - Success Stories from Communicating NoroCORE Efforts Online - Rebecca Goulter

Tales from Twitter – Success Stories from Communicating NoroCORE Efforts Online

Rebecca Goulter, Associate Director, Food, Bioprocessing and Nutrition Sciences, North Carolina State University

Friday, January 27th, 11:15 am – 12:30 pm

Evaluating Different Methods for the Use of Social Media Engagement as a Food Safety Education Tool - Mary Yavelak

Evaluating Different Methods for the Use of Social Media Engagement as a Food Safety Education Tool

Mary Yavelak, Undergraduate Research Assistant, Food, Bioprocessing, and Nutrition Sciences, North Carolina State University

Friday, January 27th, 11:15 am – 12:30 pm

Food Industry Engagement in Consumer Food Safety Education

The Importance of Winning Hearts and Minds When Building and Strengthening Food Safety Culture

Hugo Gutierrez, VP Quality, Safety & Regulatory Affairs, The Hershey Company

Friday, January 27th, 11:15 am – 12:30 pm

The Story of Your Dinner – Anecdotes from a Public-Private Sector Food Safety Outreach Initiative in the SE United States

Michael Roberson, QA Director, Publix Super Markets Inc. and Shelley Feist, Executive Director, Partnership for Food Safety Education

Friday, January 27th, 11:15 am – 12:30 pm