NEW Safe Recipe Lesson for Middle School
The Safe Recipe Lesson teaches students how to use the Safe Recipe Style Guide to create a recipe that includes basic instructions for safe food handling, preparation and storage.
Multiple studies show that when people follow recipes that include basic food safety instructions, they significantly increase food safety behaviors. The Safe Recipe Style Guide provides easy additions to any recipe that improve food safety practices.
The Safe Recipe Lesson is suitable for grades 6-8, is aligned with National Health and Science Education Standards and has been reviewed by a curriculum specialist. A lesson plan for teachers and a student guide are available as separate downloads. The Safe Recipe Style Guide, a safe minimum internal temperatures chart, and 5 sample recipes are included in both downloads.
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Safe Recipes for Kids
These kid-friendly recipes include basic food safety steps so your kids are more likely to wash their hands and practice safe food handling behaviors while preparing food.
Caterpillars, Butterflies and Snails
Georgia Pecan Mix
Mousie Cheese Party Ball
Washing your hands is one of the most effective ways to prevent the spread of germs. Studies have shown that handwashing can prevent 1 in 3 diarrhea-related sicknesses and 1 in 5 respiratory infections.
Follow the CDC’s five steps for effective handwashing.
- Wet your hands with clean, running water (warm or cold), turn off the tap, and apply soap.
- Lather your hands by rubbing them together with the soap. Lather the backs of your hands, between your fingers, and under your nails.
- Scrub your hands for at least 20 seconds. Need a timer? Hum the “Happy Birthday” song from beginning to end twice.
- Rinse your hands well under clean, running water.
- Dry your hands using a clean towel or air dry them.
If soap and water aren’t available, you can use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol.
For more information visit www.cdc.gov/handwashing.