Fight BAC! In Assisted Living Communities


carer helps her elderly pactient by making sure she eats her a meal

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 are essential to her training demonstrations.  Lucy’s trainees are often shocked to learn that meat and poultry should not be washed before cooking!  Lucy is a dedicated BAC! Fighter with an altruistic streak – she often drops off her extra Fight BAC! materials at her local YMCA to spread the word about safe food handling.

The Partnership commends Lucy’s efforts and true dedication to reducing foodborne illness, especially in such a vulnerable community!