Young Children / Child Care Training

Fight BAC! ® Goes to Childcare

Fight BAC! goes to childcare It is critical that anyone who cares for young children – whether at home or in a child care setting – be aware of the special risks of foodborne infection faced by infants and toddlers.  Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) data tell us that children under 4 years old are 4.5 times more likely to acquire bacterial infections from food compared to adults aged 20-49 years. These training materials were developed by Clemson University’s Dr. Angela Fraser and her fellow researchers as part of a U.S. Department of Agriculture grant.  The training materials are based on research conducted at Clemson University, North Carolina State University, and RTI International. The seven sets of fact sheets were developed to help food safety and health professionals in their work to train childcare workers.  Each fact sheet includes information on the scientific basis for the recommendations. 

Clemson University Childcare Introductory Video

Clemson University Childcare Introductory Video YouTube play





Factsheets for trainers

Cleaning, Disinfecting and Sanitizing

Clean-Up of Vomit and Feces

Food Handling


Exclusion of Sick Providers and Children

Hand Hygiene

Outbreak Control Strategies 

For parents and caregivers

Crib Sheets

Hoja de Cuna

Moms to Be: information by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration