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Beavers, Amy S.; Murphy, Lindsay; Richards, Jennifer K. – Journal of Food Science Education, 2015
A successfully targeted intervention can influence food safety knowledge, attitudes, and behaviors, as well as encourage participants to recognize their own responsibility for safe food handling. This acknowledgement of an individual's responsibility and capacity to address food safety can be understood as self-efficacy of food safety (SEFS). This…
Descriptors: Intervention, Food, Safety, Health Promotion
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Byrd-Bredbenner, Carol; Abbot, Jaclyn Maurer; Quick, Virginia – Journal of Food Science Education, 2010
To create effective educational interventions that address the food safety informational needs of youth, a greater understanding of their knowledge and skills is needed. The purposes of this study were to explore, via focus groups, the food-handling responsibilities of middle school youth and obstacles they face in practicing safe food handling…
Descriptors: Middle School Students, Food, Safety, Student Attitudes
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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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Richards, Jennifer; Skolits, Gary; Burney, Janie; Pedigo, Ashley; Draughon, F. Ann – Journal of Food Science Education, 2008
Providing effective food safety education to young consumers is a national health priority to combat the nearly 76 million cases of foodborne illness in the United States annually. With the tremendous pressures on teachers for accountability in core subject areas, the focus of classrooms is on covering concepts that are tested on state performance…
Descriptors: Validity, Interdisciplinary Approach, Foods Instruction, Safety Education
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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