The Partnership for Food Safety Education is pleased to provide a variety of food safety classroom materials, including curricula and student activities, for teachers for grades K through 12.
In addition to the materials on this page, please visit the Hands On page to download the middle school food safety curricula.
Smart Kids Fight BAC! ®
Smart Kids Fight BAC!® is an award-winning curriculum for Grade K-3 consisting of an animated video; teacher guides; activity booklets that reinforce food safety through math, language arts, art and science; and He’s BAC! – a storybook for children and parents. The curricula was created by Dr. Judy A. Harrison, Professor of Foods and Nutrition and Extension Foods Specialist at the University of Georgia. Dr. Harrison currently serves on the board of The Partnership for Food Safety Education.
Smart Kids Fight BAC! Level 1 Activity Book – For classroom and after-school use. Puzzles, games, activity coloring pages for the younger kids. Suitable for grades K-3.
Smart Kids Fight BAC! Level 1 Teaching Guide – Guide for educators on how to use Smart Kids Fight BAC! Level 1 activity book. Answer keys and pre and post tests. Suitable for grades K-3.
Smart Kids Fight BAC! Level 2 Activity Book – For classroom and after-school use. Puzzles, games, activity coloring pages at elementary school level. Suitable for grades K-3.
Smart Kids Fight BAC! Level 2 Teaching Guide – Guide for educators on how to use the Smart Kids fight BAC Level 2 activity book. Answer keys and pre and post tests. Suitable for grades K-3.
He’s BAC! – He’s germy, he’s green, he’s very rude. Check out this great illustrated storybook “He’s BAC” written by Judy A. Harrison, PhD, The University of Georgia, with illustrations by Jeff Fastener.
The original Fight BAC!® education program for young children to teach them about the four basic concepts of food safety.
About the Fight BAC! Program for Grades K-3 – A hands-on guide to the interactive kid-friendly Fight BAC! education program.
Planning to use the Fight BAC! Program for Grades K-3 – A guide to the planning process for PFSE’s Fight BAC! education program from the right time to implement to the proper preparation.
Fight BAC! Presentation – A guide to executing PFSE’s Fight BAC! education program: Storytelling techniques, frequently asked questions by kids and sample responses. Suitable for grades K-3.
The Story of BAC – A script to introducing students to the BAC character and teaching them the basic fundamentals of safe food handling. Suitable for grades K-3.
Other PFSE Materials for K-3rd Grade:
Fight BAC! ® at Picnic Park
Perfect Picnic Program Components: A teacher’s script, standards alignment information, and Food Safety basics sheet for parents. Two reproducible student activity sheets; a wall poster for the classroom; Powerpoint food safety quiz. (Each item available in English and in Spanish).
Fight BAC! ® at Picnic Park – Educator’s Guide (English) Includes standards alignment information, food safety education basics sheet and two reproducible activity sheets. Suitable for grades 3-5.
10 Least Wanted Pathogens Poster – Pre-formatted for perfect printing at home or through a professional service. Suitable for grades 3-5.
Fight BAC! ® En Pinic Park – Guía del Educador Español – Incluye información de alineación de estándares, información básica de educación sobre inocuidad de los alimentos y dos hojas de actividades reproducibles. Adecuado para los grados 3-5.
The very popular original Your Game Plan for Food Safety middle school curriculum from the Partnership for Food Safety Education. Experiments and activities can be downloaded as separate pages.
Your Game Plan to Food Safety – Comprehensive Teacher’s Guide – the teacher’s activity and experiment guide, a comprehensive guide to teaching FightBAC! in the classroom. Suitable for grades 4-8.
Experiments for Fighting BAC! – Experiments that will help students to learn the importance of proper hand-washing and proper food preparation, cooking and storage in order to FightBAC! Suitable for grades 4-8.
Fight BAC! Game – The BAC Catcher game – a fun tool for teaching children to Fight BAC! Suitable for grades 4-8.
FBI Case: Perils at the Picnic – A case study where children become the detectives on the case of a foodborne illness. Suitable for grades 4-8.
Home Food Safety Survey – A tool for students to use to help them determine if they are fighting BAC! at home. Suitable for grades 4-8.
Fight BAC! Activities – Guide for advancing food safety across the curriculum, around your school and around your community. Suitable for grades 4-8.
Information Flyer – Food Safety Chain – Keeping food safe and preventing food poisoning starts at the farm and extends all the way to your family’s dinner table! Suitable for grades 6-8.
The Hands On Curriculum teaches middle school students key food safety concepts while meeting state-mandated curriculum standards in the core subjects ares of Math, Science, Social Studies and English/Language Arts. Free downloads are available in the Hands On section of the website.
Safe Recipe Lesson for Middle School
The Safe Recipe Lesson teaches middle school students how to use the Safe Recipe Style Guide to create a recipe that includes basic steps for safe food handling, preparation and storage. The lesson is aligned with National Health and Science Education Standards and has been reviewed by a curriculum specialist. The lesson plan for teachers and student guide are available as separate downloads and include 5 sample recipes.
The Safe Recipe Activity for Middle School is an online activity that teaches students in grades 6-8 how to use the Safe Recipe Style Guide to create a recipe that includes basic instructions for safe food handling, preparation, and storage.
Students can complete the activity independently in about 30 minutes. Internet access and the use of either MS Word or Google Docs are required. You can access the Teacher’s Guide and the online activity for students by clicking the links below.