Safe Recipe Activity for Middle School Students
Teacher Guide - Safe Recipe Activity for Middle School Students
The Safe Recipe Activity teaches students in grades 6-8 how to use the Safe Recipe Style Guide to create a “safe” 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.
Students can complete the activity on their own in about 30 minutes. Internet access and the use of either MS Word or Google Docs is required. An outline of the activity with links to each page is provided below:
- Students will analyze the risk and health consequences of foodborne illnesses associated with specific food products and behaviors
- Students will create a recipe that includes instruction for safe food handling, preparation, and storage
National Health Education Standards
1.8.8 Examine the likelihood of injury or illness if engaging in unhealthy behaviors.
1.8.9 Examine the potential seriousness of injury or illness if engaging in unhealthy behaviors.
7.8.2 Demonstrate healthy practices and behaviors that will maintain or improve the health of self and others.
7.8.3 Demonstrate behaviors to avoid or reduce health risks to self and others.
National Science Education Standards
MS-LS1-5 Construct a scientific explanation based on evidence for how environmental and genetic factors influence the growth of organisms
Downloadable Classroom Version
A downloadable version of this activity for use in a classroom is also available. You can access the Lesson Plan for Teachers and Student Guide for that version below: