This unit provides fifth through seventh graders a better understanding of food safety through real-life examples and enjoyable activities. They learn that everyone has a responsibility in minimizing foodborne illnesses -- farmers, transporters, restaurants, grocery stores... and the consumer! Through reading, games, puzzles, math problems and science investigations, participants identify the roles each one of us plays to ensure the food we enjoy is safe to eat.
Fight BAC Brochure
A brochure for kids that outlines four simple steps to food safety when handling beef. Easy wording and simple pictures outline the four steps: clean, separate, cook and chill. For students in grades K-8.
Food Safety Music
Carl Winter, Ph.D., has combined his passion for music with his expertise in food toxicology to teach children and adults about food safety. Dr. Winter's latest CD Still Stayin' Alive features numerous songs written to previous musical hits. Titles include "Eat It!," "Beware La Vaca Loca," and "You Better Wash Your Hands." Information regarding Dr. Winter's food safety music and CD are available on the Web site.
Science and Our Food Supply—Investigating Food Safety From Farm to Table
The interactive video, comprehensive reference guide, career guide and varied activities included in this educational kit can be incorporated into all academic disciplines. Separate guides for middle school and high school science teachers.
National Science Teacher's Association
1840 Wilson Boulevard
Arlington, VA 22201
Phone: (703) 243-7100
Web site: www3.nsta.org/fdacurriculum
Your Game Plan for Food Safety: A Fight BAC!® Food Safety Education Program
This comprehensive program includes video, posters, experiments, activities, home survey, take-home BAC-catchers, and a teacher's activity and experiment guide. For grades K-12.
Partnership for Food Safety Education
2345 Crystal Drive, Suite 800
Arlington, VA 22202
Phone: (202) 220-0651
Web site: www.fightbac.org
Capeci, Anne, Bruce Degen, John Spears and Joanna Cole. The Giant Germ. Scholastic, 2001. ISBN 978-0-439-20420-0.
Cobb, Vicki. Dirt & Grime, Like You've Never Seen. Scholastic 1998. ISBN 978-0-590-92666-9.
DeGregori, Thomas. Bountiful Harvest. Technology, Food Safety, and the Environment. CATO Institute, 2002. ISBN 978-1-930865-31-0.
Latta, Sara. Food Poisoning and Foodborne Diseases. Enslow Publishers, Inc., 1999. ISBN 978-0-7660-1183-0.
Latta, Sara. The Good, the Bad, the Slimy: The Secret Life of Microbes. Enslow Publishers, Inc., 2006. ISBN 978-0-7660-1294-3.
Leavitt, Judith Walzer. Typhoid Mary. Beacon Press, 1997. ISBN 978-0-8070-2103-3.
Satin, Morton. Food Alert: The Ultimate Sourcebook for Food Safety. Checkmark Books, 1999. ISBN 978-0-8160-3935-7.
Woods, Michael and Mary B. Woods. Ancient Agriculture. Runestone Press, 2000. ISBN 978-0-8225-2995-8.
Food Safety Information Center
Food Safety Information and Inspection Service
Alliance for Food and Farming
Center for Disease Control and Prevention
Federal Food Safety Information
USDA Food Safety Mobile Game
Food Detectives Fight BAC!®
The Scrub Club
The Center for Food Integrity