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Food Safety for Team Leaders

Rally the troops

The Food-Safe School Team Leader coordinates the team and is the key messenger, advocate, and guide for ensuring a food-safe school. The Food-Safe Schools Action Guide urges Team Leaders to follow these simple but critical recommendations. Details, tips, and resources to help implement each recommendation are outlined in the Action Guide’s in-depth modules.

  1. Identify and establish a Food-Safe School Team. 
  2. Establish effective communication with team members. 
  3. Complete the Food-Safe School Needs Assessment and Planning Guide. 
  4. Develop an action plan. 
  5. Implement and monitor the action plan. 
  6. Measure progress and outcomes.
  7. Conduct advocacy and public awareness activities.

Expert reviews of food safety education materials provided by NEHA in collaboration with CDC and NCFSS can be found at

New Team Member Resource Available! Check Out the Team Member In-Depth Modules

Learn more about your role in ensuring a food-safe school and find useful tips and resources to help you implement these recommendations. Check out the special team leaders how to section (Word document).

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