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Healthy Bites for September:
Foodborne illness, sometimes called food poisoning, is a costly yet preventable public health issue. Each year, about 48 million people get sick, 128,000 are hospitalized, and 3,000 die of foodborne diseases. Bacteria, viruses and tiny parasites are everywhere in the environment. They are organisms you can’t see, smell, or taste and can contaminate food and cause illness. September is Food Safety Education Month, a great time to check out tips on how to keep food safe by following these four simple steps of clean, separate, cook, and chill.
Feel free to use/adapt Healthy Bites material (with credit) for your own articles, blogs, handouts, etc. An example credit line would be: Authored by or Adapted from Lisa Franzen-Castle, PhD, RD, University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension Nutrition Specialist. Healthy Bites Newsletter, http://food.unl.edu/web/fnh/healthy-bites, July 2013.
Check out information and resources on safe food storage, safe food preparation and handling at home, foodborne illness, and educational materials.
Test your Summer Food Safety Savvy. Avoid spoiling your summer fun with a foodborne illness. Take this quiz and check your summer food safety savvy!
Keeping Kids Safe. Web sessions for child care providers including handouts and information on food allergies, infant feeding and food safety, and safe food for safe kids.
Food Safety Education for Foodservice. Foodservice workers in restaurants, schools, healthcare facilities and other food establishments must follow proper food safety principles when receiving, storing, preparing and serving food.
Food Safety Myths. Online Slide Show, PowerPoint®, & Handout: Food Safety - What You Don't Know CAN Hurt You!
Walk Nebraska Newsletters. Each month these newsletters cover a variety of topics related to getting active by walking year round.
UNL Extension Calendar – National Food Days, Weeks, and Months for September.
All the Healthy Bites! Healthy Bites is a newsletter that focuses on a different food, nutrition and /or health theme for each month.