Food borne illnesses are preventable and underreported diseases that present a major challenge to both the general public and at-risk populations. Empowering child care providers with knowledge about safe food handling behaviors is the best line of defense against the pathogens that cause these illnesses. This one-hour course, “Keeping It Safe: Preventing Food Borne Illnesses in Child Care Settings,- focuses on creating and maintaining safe food handling and preparation areas. You will learn about sources of contamination and safety in purchasing, storing, preparing and serving food and bottles.
Course Learning Objectives:
After completing this course, you will be able to:
- Describe the causes and symptoms of food-borne illnesses
- List the three types of food contamination
- Identify the five rules for preventing food-borne illnesses