Bernadette Cooks Up Food Safety Skills with Her Students

New Hampshire Teacher of the Year Bernadette Olsen teaches food and consumer science (FACS) at the David R. Cawley Middle School in Hookset, N.H. There she helps to grow students’ independent problem-solving skills in food safety and other topics. She teaches a number of…

Fighting BAC! in the Philippines

In the spring of 2016, BAC! Fighter Marie Josephine Paredes-Umali of Valencia, California presented Fight BAC! food safety lectures in the Philippines.  She found an audience thirsty for this information and learned that there were few readily available food safety training resources. Invitation to…

Michelle Finds Birds and Bread Boost Hand-Washing

Michelle Paillou, Environmental Supervisor/Training Coordinator for the St. Louis (MO) County Health Department, is a community education specialist. Her food safety outreach ranges from operators who need a refresher at the “food school” she created, to school age kids and adults. For grade schoolers…

A Rubber Chicken and a Food Safety Lesson Learned

Jennifer Jackson is a BAC Fighter with Anne Arundel County Department of Aging and Disabilities in Annapolis, Maryland. Their newsletters, which contain food safety tips, reach an estimated 12,000 family members, caregivers, managers, nurses, and assisted living facilities. The department also has active and…

Personal stories motivate farm workers to follow food safety rules

The California Leafy Green Handler Marketing Board (LGMA)  brings farmers together to ensure the safety of leafy greens. The organization recently released both a new food safety training program for workers throughout the California leafy greens farming community and a new video project designed to communicate how…

Nigeria Based Food Safety Consultants Upholds Food Safety Standards

Whesu Oluwakemi is a Project Coordinator at Food Safety Consultants, located in Lagos, Nigeria. They are a food industry consulting company that ensures food hygiene and safety standards are strictly adhered to. Food Safety Consultants organized a public awareness forum where stakeholders come together to make sure food…

Yours for Children Inc. Supports Massachusetts Child Care Providers

Child care providers have a lot on their plates. In the ever- important field of caring for children, there’s always something else to learn! Yours for Children Inc. (YFCI) is dedicated to providing Massachusetts family child care providers with the skills and resources they need to…

Marsha Lockard, NEAFCS President

I was honored to represent the National Extension Association of Family and Consumer Sciences (NEAFCS) at the Partnership for Food Safety Education summit in Chicago the first part of March. The summit was a wonderful opportunity to network with other professionals who are engaged…