As part of the Healthy Kids, Healthy Programs 2022 Summit, JSI is excited to showcase Massachusetts Partnership for Food Safety Education and their resources to support School Meal Programs in School Year 2022-2023.
Massachusetts Partnership for Food Safety Education engages and supports school nutrition programs with easy-to-read fact sheets in multiple languages, food equipment and safety training videos, food safety in the workplace, food safety at home, which are consistent with Massachusetts Department of Public Health, Food Protection Program, FDA and USDA regulations and messages.
Here are the top 3 resources shared by Massachusetts Partnership for Food Safety Education to help school districts in the upcoming school year:
- Massachusetts Food Equipment and Safety Training (FEAST): This multifaceted educational program is a collaborative project between the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education and the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. FEAST was developed to help food service personnel achieve standards and competencies for sanitation and safety of food and facilities. This program is designed to address different learning styles of participants through reading and discussing fact sheets and review questions, viewing videos and demonstration, and hands-on application with follow-up practice and experience.
- Food Safety for Food Workers: This series of mini lessons is designed for food service managers to train workers using the Food Safety for Food Workers pamphlet and accompanying posters. Lessons are short and include tips for discussing and demonstrating each of the four basic food safety concepts.
- Food Safety from Farm and Garden to Preschool: is an online training program that can be used by educators, foodservice staff, parents and school volunteers. Each unit includes videos, interactive activities such as sharing boards and the creation of best practices planning tools. The program is designed to improve the understanding of food safety risks relating to fresh fruits and vegetables and reduce the risks associated with foodborne illness in young children.
For more information or to connect with Massachusetts Partnership for Food Safety Education, see their contact us form. Be sure to connect on social media via Twitter @Foodsafetygov.
Thank you to Massachusetts Partnership for Food Safety Education for supporting Massachusetts School Meal Programs and participating in the Countdown to the #HKHHP 2022 Summit!