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…

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…

BAC Fighters without Borders

The 4 Golden Rules of Food Safety hold true no matter the location BAC Fighter Stuart Baker, originally from London, has been working to bring the “Four Golden Rules of Food Safety” to the people of Thailand. For the past four years, Stuart has been training…

Fight BAC! ® for Health and Wellness

Nutrition and food safety go hand in hand for whole health The BAC Fighters at the National Institutes of Health Division of Nutrition Research Coordination (NIH/DNRC) believe that food safety is integral to a complete health and wellness plan! These BAC Fighters distributed materials…

Kansas Students Take on Food Safety Bad Guy

Teaching pre-school and early elementary children about healthy habits can be challenging.  In Cowley County, Kansas, I engage children with a puppet show, hand washing activity, and taste test at “Dinosaur Diner.”  During the 30 minute presentation, students learn about the benefits of eating…