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Title:Foodborne Illness Can Cause More than a Stomach Ache: MyPyramid Food Safety Guidelines
Pub. date: Updated January 2007
Includes: PowerPoint presentation, online slideshow and related handout
Audience: Adults, elder
Language: English
Description:Avoiding unsafe foods is important for healthful eating. FoodBorne Illness Can Cause More than a Stomach Ache is a multimedia presentation that clarifies important food safety points encouraged in MyPyramid and the Dietary Guidelines for Americans 2005.
Funding Source: University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension
Developer: Alice Henneman, MS, RD, Joyce Jensen, REHS, CFSP
Organization: University of Nebraska - Lincoln Extension, Lincoln-Lancaster County Health Department
Length: 98 slides, 2-page handout
Pilot Testing: Reviewed by several potential end-users and tested with target audiences before it was made available to the public.
Assessment instrument Used? no
Use Restrictions: May copy for educational purposes.
Reviewers Comments: This valuable resource reviews a number of important food safety topics, including foodborne illness, hand washing, correct internal cooking temperatures, types of thermometers and how to use them, the two hour rule, proper thawing procedures, and food safety recommendations for specific food groups. It also contains a version of the game Keep or Toss, with eight questionable food items and whether they can be consumed. FoodBorne Illness Can Cause More than a Stomach Ache can be used as part of an existing series on food, nutrition or cooking, or as its own class or set of classes. By downloading the Power Point presentation, educators can add, delete, or edit slides and tailor the presentation to fit their needs.

Along with the presentation, a two page full color handout is available for additional reinforcement of the topic. The handout contains an abundance of food safety information, although it is not as comprehensive as the presentation. Appealing graphics and a clean layout, make this a good resource, however, there is an inconsistency with numbering of the “Five Key Recommendations”

This resource is a more comprehensive version of Cold Pizza for Breakfast, a similar resource for teenagers and older children. While it may contain some difficult topics, an educator may easily eliminate or modify slides containing more advanced content without tarnishing the presentation. Like Cold Pizza, slides are colorful, include plenty of graphics and photographs, and many feature interactive elements and animation to keep the presentation stimulating.

This resource is based on information provided by the United States Department of Agriculture and the United States Department of Health & Human Service. Slides make reference to the 2005 Dietary Guidelines, which contains five key recommendations on food safety and MyPyramid, which provides food safety guidelines for certain food groups. Graphics from MyPyramid and other government sources are included in the presentation.

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Contact the Distributor:
    Distributor: University of Nebraska Cooperative Extension in Lancaster County
    Contact: Alice Henneman
    Mail: 444 Cherrycreek Rd, Ste. A
Lincoln, NE 68528-1507
    Phone: (402) 441-7180
    Fax: (402) 441-7148
    Cost: 0.00 per slides
    Avail. in Qty: No
    Bulkrate:Download free of charge off the Internet.

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