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Lesson 1
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Lesson 4
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Lesson 5
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Elementary School Food Safety Lessons

Lesson 5 Showing andBAC to school Telling What You Know

National Health Education Standards
(grades 1-4) 1:1; 1:8; 3:1;7:1;7:2;7:4

time: 30 - 40 minutes
teacher note
This lesson is discrete and can be taught as a single lesson or in conjunction with others in this series. The Teacher Resources include pre-and post-tests for this lesson; these may be used at the teacher's discretion. The lesson includes four activities.
teacher note
This lesson should be taught as an option of the complete unit. You know your school community best of all, and how to present this important agenda for this review class. This lesson presents ideas you can use, if you wish. You will also know if you are going to have a family audience for your students. A safety net is the invitation of the principal and of another class. This way, another class or grade level will see and hear a preview of the food safety lessons. This, in itself, is valuable. However, your students will also be sure to have an audience, which you know is important when so much preparation goes into a program. Healthy snacks lend authenticity to this event.
student learning objectives
  1. Students will explain to others ways to combat foodborne illnesses.
  2. Students will demonstrate knowledge about keeping food safe.
  3. Students will demonstrate pride in knowing about how to stay healthy through keeping food safe from harmful bacteria. They will demonstrate a special spirit of caring and cooperation toward each other.
required materials
  • Smart Kids Fight Bac™ video is a great form of family entertainment to conclude this lesson (used in Lesson 1).
  • The Food Safety House Flip Chart (used in Lessons 3 and 4).
  • Student work produced in Lessons 1-4.
  • Healthy snacks.
  • Healthy gifts for each attendee (nice but optional depending on community resources).
  • VCR and monitor.
  • Locate the video and flip chart.
  • Before beginning the lesson, have the students produce a simple program. (Guide them in this work.)
  • Assign students to introduce and lead various components of the program, and coach them for their roles.
  • Ask the food service in your school to provide a simple, healthy snack for the program.
  • Arrange for the donation of a health-related gift for each attending guest. (optional)
  • Arrange for a VCR and monitor to be placed in your room.
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