The School Nutrition Foundation (SNF) in partnership with the United States Department of Agriculture’s Food and Nutrition Service’s Office of Food Safety will be offering a FREE webinar on Wednesday, April 18th from 2:00-3:15 pm EDT entitled: “Managing Food Safety When Handling Fresh Produce in Schools."
In this webinar, professors from Kansas State University’s Center of Excellence for Food Safety Research in Child Nutrition Programs will explain why fresh produce is associated with increased risk of foodborne illness and will provide recommendations for minimizing risk when handling produce throughout the school environment, including in classrooms and on salad bars.
A school nutrition director from the Ventura Unified School District in California and a representative from the Alabama Department of Education will discuss fresh produce handling practices and training strategies. Learn about resources available from USDA to manage produce safety and train staff on handling fresh produce in schools.
The learning objectives of this webinar are:
- Participants will able to explain why fresh produce is associated with increased risk of foodborne illness and will be able to identify types of fresh produce that are considered potentially hazardous.
- Participants will understand best practices for handling fresh produce in schools, including recommendations for classrooms and salad bars.
- Participants will learn about strategies for training school nutrition staff to handle fresh produce.
Date: Wednesday, April 18, 2012
Time: 2:00 PM EDT/1:00 PM CDT/12:00 PM MDT/11:00 AM PDT
Duration: 75 minutes (approximately)
PowerPoint slides used in the webinar (pdf)
Proof of Attendance/CEU Form (pdf)
Field Guide to Produce by Aliza Green
Vegetables from Amaranth to Zucchini: The Essential Reference by Elizabeth Schneider