Babies & Toddlers

Keeping Babies & Toddlers Safe from Foodborne Illness

Children are disproportionately affected by serious foodborne illness, representing half of all hospitalizations for foodborne illness in the United States each year. Children under age five are three times more likely to be hospitalized with Salmonella infection than other people. Kidney failure strikes one out of seven children under age five who are diagnosed with E. coli O157 infection. (Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)

Fight BAC!® for Kids

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Welcome to the Partnership for Food Safety Education’s Fight BAC!® for Kids section where you can find kids’ food safety information. The Partnership, a non-profit organization, is committed to being a key resource for parents and educators with programming, ideas and fun activities for kids that teach them about the basics of safe food handling. These pages provide links to child care training information, kids’ food safety curricula for all ages (pre-K through high school), community activities, as well as plenty of educational games for kids.

We encourage health and science educators to join our E-card list to be the first to learn about new materials and activities.

Please share stories about how you use Fight BAC!® material for kids’ food safety by emailing us at We hope you find this site helpful, informative and visit it often!