Food Safety is FIRST in preventing foodbourne illness; Food Safety FIRST
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Welcome to Food Safety FIRST,
an online education program designed to help you and your students gain food safety knowledge, safe food handling practices, and critical thinking skills.

With Food Safety FIRST You Can:

  • Develop meaningful student projects that meet National Science Standards
  • Try new ways to practice inquiry-based teaching and learning
  • Get teaching ideas and engaging support materials like videos, PowerPoint presentations, and activity sheets
  • Gain laboratory skills for you and your students
  • Communicate about teaching food safety with peers around the world
  • Receive university-based professional development
  • Help prevent foodborne illness

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Developed by UMass Extension Nutrition Education Program in cooperation with National Science Teachers Association, UMass Amherst Departments of Nutrition and Food Science, STEM Education Institute and the Department of Computer Science, copyright 2004. UMass Extension and the United States Department of Agriculture cooperating. UMass Extension provides equal opportunity in programs and employment. This project is funded in part by USDA CSREES Grant Number 2002-51110-01501. SiteMap

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