ERIC Number: ED499229
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2006
Creating Food-Safe Schools: A How-to Guide
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
A food-safe school takes the steps to minimize the risk of foodborne illness throughout the school's environment and has procedures in place to identify and manage outbreaks if they occur. This booklet introduces the Food-Safe Schools Action Guide, which helps schools identify gaps in food safety and develop an action plan for becoming food-safe. Action Guide materials were developed in a variety of user-friendly formats, including an Action Guide Kit and accompanying CD-ROM distributed to schools. The kit includes a video, a motivational Powerpoint[R] presentation, an administrator's briefing, a needs assessment and planning guide, action sheets, and useful resources. The Action Guide also features special in-depth modules such as "Building a Food-Safe Team" and "Developing Food-Safe School Policies." The Action sheets and modules are useful to school administrators, food-safe school team leader, school foodservice staff, school nurses, teachers, families and students, local health department staff, and the local cooperative extension.
Descriptors: Food Service, Extension Education, Needs Assessment, School Nurses, Food Standards, Teacher Participation, Guides, Safety, Health Promotion, Cooperative Planning, Teamwork, School Policy, Administrator Role, Faculty Development
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. 1600 Clifton Road, Atlanta, GA 30333. Tel: 800-311-3435; Tel: 404-639-3311; Web site: http://www.cdc.gov
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Parents; Students; Teachers; Administrators; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (DHHS/PHS), Atlanta, GA.