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Holiday Food Safety and Preparation Resources

Let's Talk Turkey. USDA. Food Safety and Inspection Service.
USDA's complete guide to safely purchasing, storing and preparing a turkey for the holidays or any time of year. Web page includes temperature guidelines, purchasing tips, cooking instructions and more.

Food Safety in All Seasons. Fight BAC! Partnership for Food Safety Education.
Selection of articles on food safety measures for special events throughout the year.

Avoid Guessing About Holiday Food Safety (PDF | 870 KB). University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension.
Handout includes quiz on holiday food safety, based on information from the USDA and the Food and Drug Administration

Healthy Eating for the Holidays (PDF | 514 KB). The Regents of the University of California.
Discusses making healthful food choices and modifying recipes to decrease the fat and calories.

Countdown to Thanksgiving. USDA. Food Safety and Inspection Service.
Experienced and first-time Thanksgiving cooks will benefit from a review and reminder of important do-ahead steps toward a healthy and safe Thanksgiving meal.

Helpful Holiday Links. University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension.
Need an ingredient substitution, an answer to a baking question, advice on preparing foods ahead? This handy resource can help you find what you need quickly during the busy holiday season.

Seasonal Advice: Holidays. FoodSafety.gov.
Provides links to US government food safety information for holiday food preparation.

Holiday Food Safety Success Kit. Partnership for Food Safety Education.
Online resources for families and educators filled with information about safe food handling during the holiday season. Educator section includes handouts, PowerPoint slides, newsletter articles, and more.