with the assistance of registered dietician Michele Tuttle, M.P.H., R.D., http://www.meatpoultrynutrition.org/ offers consumers and
the media quick and easy nutrition information for meat and poultry. The site
includes sections on dietary fat, protein, weight loss and portion size with
scientific references, recipes and frequently asked questions.
for Nutrition Policy and Promotion (CNPP) works to improve the health
and well being of Americans by developing and promoting dietary guidance that
links scientific research to the nutrition needs of consumers.
Nutrition.org. This Web site has nutrition information for health
professionals, nutrition communicators and media. It also offers information for
consumers on nutrition outreach programs, child nutrition and educational
materials. The National Cattlemen's Beef Association manages this site.
Porkandhealth.org. This Web site offer nutrition education
materials with regard to pork as part of a balanced diet. Also find tool kits
and factsheets for healthful eating. Tips for children as well as certain health
issues are included. The National Pork Board manages this site.
American Council on Fitness and Nutrition (ACFN) is a non-profit association and
is guided by an Advisory Board of experts in the fields of nutrition, physical
activity and behavior change. Formed in Jan. 2003, ACFN works toward
comprehensive and achievable solutions to the nation's obesity
International Food Information Council (IFIC) communicates science-based
information on food safety and nutrition to health and nutrition professionals,
educators, journalists, government officials and others providing information to
consumers. Find information for students, consumers, journalists and
Resolutions to Keep You Safe USDA Checklist for Family Cooks and "Take-Out"
Consumers New Year's resolutions often begin with "I will lose five pounds" or
"I promise to exercise." But there are other resolutions that could save you a
trip to the doctor or, worse, the hospital. These resolutions may be easier to
keep - for yourself and your family. |
while cooking could lead to poor food safety
Institute of Food Technologists
If you watch TV, play with your
children or your pet, work on the computer, or talk on the phone while cooking,
you could be compromising the safety of your food. A survey conducted by the
American Dietetic Association (ADA) and the ConAgra Foods Foundation found that
90% of Americans say they multitask while preparing meals, and 62% are too busy
to even sit down and eat most or some of the time. The survey was conducted in
honor of September National Food Safety Month.
The most common
mistake made by multitasking cooks was unclean hands. Nearly a third of home
cooks do not consistently wash their hands when multitasking while preparing
food, the survey found. And 77% of drivers do not wash their hands after pumping
Safe meat handling
procedures are also compromised during multitasking, including undercooking meat
and cross-contamination between raw meats and ready-to-eat foods. Poor
refrigeration was also cited as a common food safety error, at least in the
office. Nine out of ten respondents allowed perishable foods to sit out for as
long as four hours before refrigeration or consumption.
A recipe for disaster on your kitchen counter April 13,
and Food Safety
Food safety errors abound in TV cooking shows, study
BAC! campaign was developed by the Partnership for Food Safety Education
(PFSE), in conjunction with the President's National Food Safety Initiative.
PFSE was formed in 1997, is dedicated to educating the public about safe food
handling to help reduce foodborne illness.
campaign theme is: "It's Safe to Bite When the Temperature is Right!" The food
thermometer campaign is an education program of the Food Safety and
Inspection Service, USDA. For more information about "Thermy" and the food
thermometer campaign, call the nationwide, toll-free USDA Meat and Poultry
Hotline at 1-800-535-4555 (TTY: 1-800-256-7072). In addition, food safety
information is available on the FSIS
|You can't tell by
looking. Use a food thermometer to be sure.
These days, food
thermometers aren't just for your holiday roasts - they're for all cuts and
sizes of meat and poultry, including hamburgers, chicken breasts, and pork
chops. This campaign is a partnership of USDA and Michigan State
The Food Detectives Fight BAC! game
gives kids a fun way to learn about foodborne illness. More and more, foodborne
illness is making news headlines. According to the Center for Disease Control
and Prevention (CDC), foodborne illnesses in the United States affect millions
of people and cause thousands of deaths every year. The CDC says 300,000 people
are hospitalized every year.
Food Safety at Home, School and
When Eating Out USDA/Food Safety and Inspection Service The Chef and the
Child Foundation FDA/Center for Food Safety & Applied Nutrition.
Food Safety Mobile The
USDA Food Safety Mobile is grassroots education at its best. We're traveling the
nation with food safety education, reaching millions of people right where they