|Have the students introduce their family members, and then several
students will introduce the program components of the day.
“We are happy to see so many family
members here today [as well as grade __ and their teacher _______,
and our principal].
I would like each student who has family here to introduce their family
members. You can say, 'This is my mother, Mrs. _______.' Or
you can say 'This is my Uncle Jim,' whatever you like. I know you will
stand when you introduce your guests.”
“We have been working together for
several lessons to learn that some bacteria can cause foodborne
illnesses. We have learned
that the bacteria will have less of a chance to get into our food if
we carefully wash our hands. We have also learned some rules
about how to keep the bacteria from multiplying if it does get in our
food. We will share some of what we have learned about food safety
with you today.”
“I'd like to introduce _______, who
will tell us about what we will do first in our program. Continue
introducing each student who
will present an introduction to each segment of the program.”
- The student in charge should review the learning objectives
found in Lesson 1 by calling on previously selected students
to express each objective. Students should express the following
in their own words.
- Students will learn that some bacteria in foods can cause
- Students will learn that they should wash their hands
to fight bacteria (Clean).
- Students will learn that when storing
foods they should SEPARATE foods to avoid Cross-Contamination.
will learn that bacteria can be destroyed by Cooking.
will learn that bacteria can multiply if cold foods become
warm. They will learn the principle of Chill.
- The presenting
student should then
introduce the video Smart Kids Fight Bac™ by
“We want to show you a video
we enjoyed that helped us understand food safety rules.”
- After the video, the student in charge should say:
are the rules we have learned in class:” (all class members
repeat together) “Clean, Separate,
Cook, and Chill.”
|Another student introduces the rule learned in Lesson 2 by saying:
also saw a video The Mystery of the Poisoned Panther Picnic, and
learned a very good rule about preventing foodborne illness. (repeat
as a class) 'Keep it clean. Keep it cold or keep it hot. Or don't
you dare eat what's not.'”
|Student in charge will explain the Food Safety House flip chart
used in teaching the food safety lessons. The student will say:
“We would like you to see the beautiful
chart we used to talk about food safety. (Show sanitation floor)
On the sanitation floor
the rules for hand washing and how we need to keep everything clean
that touches food: our hands; surfaces, like kitchen counters; the
kitchen and dining room table and the pots and pans we use for cooking
and storing food.”
|The student introduces this section by saying:
how to keep food safe by storing food safely. The whole class will
tell you the rule we learned. (repeat as a class) 'Place it food
safety smart.' This rule helps us remember that when we put meat
and chicken in the refrigerator we put it on a clean plate or paper
towel on the bottom shelf. Susie (call on another student) will tell
you why this is an important food safety rule.” (To keep these foods
from dripping on others. These uncooked foods may carry harmful bacteria.)
- Summarize by saying:
“I want to especially thank each and every one of the students in
my class for helping you to understand the many new rules we have
learned about how to keep us all from foodborne illness. We also want to
thank you all for coming today.” (Lead the children in clapping
for the principal, the other class, and/or their families.)
- Gifts related to health for each guest would be a fine touch
for the day, and would demonstrate the cohesiveness and caring
spirit exemplified in these food safety lessons. Gifts could be
donated from local health care agencies, such as a hospital. (For
example, hospitals may provide mugs, key rings, or safety magnets
with health messages.) Families might also appreciate a flier that
you have selected from one of the many agencies promoting food
safety. Your local grocery or food store would be a good place
to start for soliciting gifts!
Attack: How Our School Fought BAC for Food Safety© sponsored
by the Partnership for Food Safety Education and the Food Marketing
Institute Foundation. This video runs 19:45 minutes and is too
long for a class period at 1-4 grade level. It is, however, excellent
and is "reproducible for educational purposes." The
school library could request the video. It could be used in an
Science class as a supplement to any of the five lessons.
the help of the English department, a press release for the
local newspaper can be written by students in 3rd and 4th grade.
The release can describe who, what, where, and when of this
and some of the rules of food safety that were presented.