The Food-Safe Schools Action Guide • The National Coalition for Food-Safe Schools

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The National Coalition for Food-Safe Schools (NCFSS) is an alliance of representatives from a variety of renowned national organizations, professional associations, and government agencies that have interest or active involvement in reducing foodborne illness in the U.S. by improving food safety in schools. NCFSS is a voluntary and informal working group that focuses specifically on improving food safety in U.S. schools through information sharing, networking, and strategic planning of activities.

NCFSS created this Web site to serve as a one-stop gateway to a wealth of Internet-based school food safety information and resources, providing information for children, parents, educators, school nurses, administrators, local health departments, and school food service staff. Links to many of our 35+ member organizations as well as to other sites containing food safety materials and resources are also featured.

For more information about NCFSS, please contact us at

NCFSS members include: (Click on logos to go to NCFSS member organizations' Web sites)

National Coalition for Food-Safe Schools
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Dept. of Health and Human Services
Kids First Rhode Island School Nutrition Association
Healthy Schools Healthy Kids National Association of State Boards of Education
Food Allergy and Anaphylaxis Network National Association of County and City Health Officials
Center for Science in the Public Interest Matanuska Susitna Borough School District
Matanuska-Susitna Borough
School District, Palmer AK
National Institute of Food and Agriculture American Cleaning Institute
American Cleaning Institute
FDA Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition National Environmental Health Assocation
United States Dept. of Agriculture: Food and Nutrition Service, Food Safety and Inspection Service
United States Dept. of Agriculture
Food and Nutrition Service
Food Safety and Inspection Service
Healthy School Meals Resource System
National Food Service Management Institute
National Food Service
Management Institute
National School Boards Association
National School
Boards Association
International Food Information Council University of Rhode Island
Safe Tables Our Priority US Department of Education
Family, Career and Community Leaders of America, Inc. Partnership for Food Safety Education
Pierre Foods, Inc American Society for Microbiology
South Dakota Department of Education California Department of Education
Arkansas Department of Education Wyoming Department of Agriculture
Wyoming Department of Agriculture
JMH Education Winston Industries
 NEHA Training Rhode Island Board of Regents for Elementary and Secondary
West Virginia Department of Education Sodexho School Services
College of Tropical Agriculture and Human Resources, University of Hawaii at Manoa

Rhode Island
Department of Health