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Summertime Food Safety

Resources to Educate Participants About Reducing the Risks of Foodborne Illness

The number of people engaging in outdoor activities, including food-related activities, goes up in the summer. So too does the number of people who get sick from food poisoning. Pregnant women and young children are among those at highest risk for foodborne illnesses, making safe food handling particularly important for them.

Check out the resources below that WIC staff can use to educate participants on food safety to help reduce their risk of foodborne illness.


Outdoor Activity-Specific Resources

In addition to summertime food safety, it’s also important to continue practicing other healthy habits, such as how to protect yourself and others from COVID-19, including checking the community levels and prevention steps in your county.  
 

Severe Weather Specific Resources


General Food Safety Resources 

Also available are CDC social media graphics in English and Spanish and webinars hosted by the Partnership for Food Safety Education, such as Keeping Babies & Toddlers Safe from Foodborne Illness, Food Safety for the Reel World, and Health at Risk: Long-Term Health Effects of Foodborne Illness (1.0 CDR CEU offered for each!).

Have a food safety question? Ask USDA is here to help.

 
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