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Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Food Safety lessons for kids


Teachers and parents can suggest these tutorial based food safety lessons to young children. Parents can get help from these easy lessons to help learn their kids about food safety.

"Iowa State University Extension" has arranges these lessons.

This food safety module is presented in four lessons:

Lesson 1: What's bugging you?
Students will get an overview of the importance of food safety and become familiar with common foodborne pathogens. Topics in this lesson include:

What is foodborne illness?
Who is at risk?
How does food become hazardous?
Why are microorganisms important?
What is the greatest threat to food safety?
What conditions encourage bacteria to grow?
What are the most common foodborne pathogens?
How can I handle food safely?

Lesson 2: What are Consumer Control Points?

This lesson focuses on the application of Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point (HACCP) principles to prevent foodborne illness in the home. Students learn the "Consumer Control Points" from purchase through preparation by working their way through the Consumer Control Point Kitchen.
Purchasing
Storage
Preparation
Cooking
Serving
Handling leftovers

Lesson 3: Where is the Danger Zone?
A hypothetical situation using cartoon characters explains the importance of time and temperature in keeping food safe.

Lesson 4: Who is FAT TOM?
An animated turkey, FAT TOM, explains the importance of factors affecting the growth of foodborne pathogens. Students learn the importance of these terms as they relate to food safety:

Food
Acidity
Time
Temperature
Oxygen
Moisture

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