Seniors in Michigan Focus on Food Safety

In July, Eileen Haraminac, MS, an extension educator with Michigan State University, responded to the Partnership for Food Safety Education’s offer to BAC Fighters for a Don’t Wing It health fair kit. The kits were mailed out in late August. Eileen put the kit…

Don’t Wing It Is a Hit with Older Americans

BAC Fighter Jennifer Jackson is with the Anne Arundel County Department of Aging and Disabilities in Annapolis, Maryland. She told us, “We have a lot of fun speaking to people about food safety, and this new Don’t Wing It campaign really helped us inform…

Fighting BAC with Clean, Reusable Bags

Lynn Nakamura-Tengan is an Extension Educator at the University of Hawaii at Manoa. Lynn and her team at the College of Tropical Agriculture and Human Resources developed and disseminated information on Germ-free Reusable Bags (GRUB) through the Nutrition Education for Wellness website, Hawaii county…

Food Safety Trivia Isn’t Trivial!

Jennifer Jackson of Anne Arundel County Maryland, Department of Aging and Disabilities, shares a BAC Fighter success story from the Older Americans Month Health and Wellness Fair they attended. Her department set up a table on food safety which included Chelsea the Chicken,  a…

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…

Go 40 or Below

For more campaign resources, please visit the sections below:   Check it out! In this 30 second video, food safety expert Dr. Robert Gravani of Cornell University talks about one of the most effective ways that consumers can reduce their risk of foodborne illness….

Wash your paws, Georgia!

World food safety starts at the local level! Ines Beltran, a Family and Consumer Sciences Agent with the University of Georgia Extension Service, does her part for food safety by teaching people about the importance of hand washing. Ines teaches residents of Gwinnett County,…

BAC Fighter Game Teaches Refrigerator Safety

My go-to food safety educational game for open houses and health fairs is my refrigerator game.  When you only have a minute or two with people, I’ve learned you have to make food safety eye-catching, interactive, and understandable for young kids to older adults….

Fight BAC! In Assisted Living Communities

Lucy Dobson, a BAC! Fighter from Maryland, trains assisted living staffers on various practices that would improve conditions for the elderly, including proper food handling practices. Lucy feels that the senior population is underserved and is the population most vulnerable to foodborne illness.  Fight BAC! materials…