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Lynch, Rebecca A.; Steen, M. Dale; Pritchard, Todd J.; Buzzell, Paul R.; Pintauro, Stephen J. – Journal of Food Science Education, 2008
More than 76 million persons become ill from foodborne pathogens in the United States each year. To reduce these numbers, food safety education efforts need to be targeted at not only adults, but school children as well. The middle school grades are ideal for integrating food safety education into the curriculum while simultaneously contributing…
Descriptors: Safety Education, Foods Instruction, Middle School Students, Web Based Instruction
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Davis, Sarah F.; McEntire, Jennifer Cleveland; Sarakatsannis, James – Journal of Food Science Education, 2007
This "case study" details how food science was introduced into the classrooms of a typically underrepresented population. James Sarakatsannis, an 8th grade physical science teacher, was planning a unit that would use fast food to teach science to his classes, when he came across the Institute of Food Technologists (IFT) website and a…
Descriptors: Foods Instruction, Science Interests, Food, Physical Sciences