ERIC Number: EJ720580
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005-Apr
Reference Count: 13
A Study in Iowa. Teaching Food Safety in Secondary FCS Classes
Ellis, Jason D.; Henroid, Daniel H., Jr.
Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences, v97 n2 p45-50 Apr 2005
Food safety is a significant issue in the United States and yet minimal research has been done on the inclusion of food safety in secondary school curricula. This study examined the feasibility of including food safety in Iowa FCS middle and secondary classes. Teachers reported food safety was important; only a few believed students were knowledgeable about food safety. Food safety is frequently included in Iowa FCS secondary classes. Including or increasing food safety education in FCS classes does not mean that all students will receive the instruction, but it is a feasible step toward educating young consumers--an important segment of the foodservice workforce. (Contains 3 tables.)
Descriptors: Safety Education, Food Standards, Food Service, Secondary Education, Foods Instruction, Family Life Education, Consumer Education
American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences, 400 N. Columbus Street, Suite 202, Alexandria, VA 22314. Tel:703-706-4600; Fax: 703-706-4663.
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Secondary Education
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Iowa; United States