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…

Shoppers Break for Food Safety at the Micronesia Mall

Shoppers took food safety knowledge home along with purchases Food safety was probably not on shoppers’ minds when they entered the Micronesia Mall in Guam last September. But they certainly left with it thanks to BAC Fighters from the Preventive Medicine Department of Guam’s…

Food Safety Gets Poetic

New York Students capture essence of 4 core food safety practices with haiku BAC Fighter Tara Mateo looked beyond the typical learning tools of worksheets and quizzes for a way to teach food safety – poetry! After learning all about the four core messages,…

School Starts with Food Safety

BAC Fighter Stephanie Castillo plans a packed Food Safety Education Month for Kansas Students Stephanie Castillo, a BAC Fighter from the Kansas Family Nutrition Program, always kicks off her work in elementary schools with Food Safety Education Month. Last September, Stephanie taught hand washing…

Rinse at your Own Risk!

BAC Fighter collaboration urges consumers to stop rinsing chicken Dr. Jennifer Quinlan brought together a team of BAC Fighters from Drexel University and New Mexico State University to set the record straight on one hot button topic. They’re telling consumers: “Don’t Wash Your Chicken.”…