FS: Module 1: Part 2: Overview/Objectives

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Module 1: Introduction to Food Safety

Part 2: Overview/Objectives

Providing safe food for young children to eat is important in any child nutrition program. An agency should have a written food safety policy that addresses all aspects of keeping food safe. This module explains why food safety is important in a child care setting and presents the basic concepts of what a foodborne illness is and how to prevent it.

After completing this module, you will be able to:

  • State why food safety is important in a child care setting.
  • Explain what a foodborne illness is, state some of its symptoms, and name some of its causes.
  • Explain how food and beverages can become contaminated.
  • State three ways to help prevent a foodborne illness from occurring.