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sarah2014

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Posted 12 November 2019 - 07:31 PM

Hi all ,

 

my daughter is in kindergarten she begged me to participate in her school Career day any creative ideas , pictures, to help kids understand what`s a food safety/ Quality Assurance Job ?  

 

 

 

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Posted 12 November 2019 - 07:51 PM

FDA/USDA/CDC all have great resources for education materials.

 

I find USDA one is more easy to understand for kids & teens. Check the following resource:

https://www.fsis.usd...-kids-and-teens

http://www.fightbac....d-programs/#k-3

 

On the contrary, explaining Kindergarten kids about moisture or microbial testing can be difficult. :huh:

 

Hope it helps.



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Posted 12 November 2019 - 08:18 PM

Thank you

 

I know its very hard for kindergarten kids to understand our job I want to make it easy and fun for them .  



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Posted 12 November 2019 - 08:21 PM

The glo-germ kit is fun to do. If you don't have one - depending where you're located, you could potentially borrow one from your local public health or Extension office. 

 

To show physical contamination: fill a plastic bag with rice, then add little objects to it. Or teach about metal contamination using a magnet and put random items in for example a bag of rice with metal items in it.


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Posted 12 November 2019 - 08:29 PM

For quality assurance - bring a bag of large noodles, crackers, chips etc. Have one bag of broken chips and a normal bag. Now ask them - which would they prefer to eat. Or brown/rotten fruit vs fresh.


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Posted 12 November 2019 - 08:45 PM

 

I know its very hard for kindergarten kids to understand our job   

 

I often feel the same about senior management  :whistle:

 

Perhaps some (child friendly) real case pictures of bugs in food  :rolleyes:



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Posted 12 November 2019 - 10:11 PM

Here's a few resources... http://www.fightbac....and-activities/



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Posted 15 November 2019 - 09:11 PM

These are all great ideas. Magnets especially, I like. Do you remember when they used to tell us to try a magnet on iron-fortified cereal, and you could pull tiny iron filings of of the corn flakes?



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Posted 15 November 2019 - 09:23 PM

Please lets us all know how it goes!  



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Posted 17 November 2019 - 06:36 AM


https://www.giantmicrobes.com/


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Edit / linking site

Edited by FoodSafetyPlanet, 17 November 2019 - 06:37 AM.





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