Review

Part 1: Review your Current Food Safety Efforts

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Act

Part 2: Take Action to Build Food-Safe Schools

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Communicate

Part 3: Communicate with the School Community

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Review

Part 1: Review your Current Food Safety Efforts

Use the Checklist for Food-Safe Schools to assess…

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Act

Part 2: Take Action to Build Food-Safe Schools

Once completed, the Food-Safe Schools Checklist will help…

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Communicate

Part 3: Communicate with the School Community

Communication with partners in the school community is important…

Quick Start

cover_page-smSchool nutrition professionals are committed to providing healthy, nutritious meals to children. Using the tools and guides available here, stakeholders can help create a culture of food safety in their school community.

  • Introduction: Food-safe schools take a school-wide approach to food safety and with the help of partners in the school community, create a culture of food safety.

  • Creating a Food Safety Culture: To create a food safety culture you must know not only which practices are important but also why these practices are critical.

  • Using the Action Guide: Creating a culture of food safety takes time and hard work; the action will be a useful tool. Take a closer look at the three parts of the Action Guide.

  • Food-Safe Schools Action Guide: The Action Guide will help you recognize your start point and your future actions to create a culture of food safety.

About Us

Food safety and healthy meals are equally important for children. USDA’s Food and Nutrition Service Office of Food Safety, The Center of Excellence, and the Institute of Child Nutrition partner to bring research, education, and outreach together to support child nutrition programs.