Summertime Food Safety

Health and Wellness

Resources to Help Educate Participants to Reduce Risks of Foodborne Illnesses

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.

There are a number of resources WIC staff can use to help educate participants on food safety to reduce the risk of a foodborne illness, from those that are specific to outdoor activities, such as

to those that are applicable no matter the time or place, such as

Also available are these 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 and Health at Risk: Long-Term Health Effects of Foodborne Illness.

In addition, from the CDC’s Public Health Media Library, you will find a curated microsite related to Summer Health & Safety that includes information related to Food Safety and can easily be embedded directly into your organization’s website, is interactive and will remain updated.