2018 National Food Safety Education Month

Health and Wellness

Resources to Help Educate Participants on the Importance of Food Safety

September is National Food Safety Education Month (NFSEM). Created in 1994, the goal is to heighten awareness about the importance of food safety through education. While it is important to practice safe food handling habits all year, this observance is a great opportunity to spend time reviewing, and emphasizing with your participants, the importance of food safety principles.

This month, Fight Bac! ®, The Partnership for Food Safety Education, is offering a number of community outreach and education events, including:

  • A free webinar on Wednesday, September 12 at 1 PM EST entitled “Abundance of Content for Food Safety Education Month Outreach”.  Click here to register.
  • A Facebook Live event on Thursday, September 27 at 4 PM EST entitled “The Story of Your Dinner" that will review how to get a safe, simple and delicious meal on the family table.

In addition, you can download a number of helpful brochures and flyers, available in both English and Spanish, and view recorded webinars, including “Keeping Babies & Toddlers Safe from Foodborne Illness”.

WIC staff can find many food safety resources on WIC Works, such as:

National Food Safety Education Month
Developed by: Fight Bac, Partnership for Food Safety Education