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Food Safety Student Challenge

The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Foundation has a new grant opportunity for students. The Academy Foundation/ConAgra Foods Food Safety Student Challenge was developed around the Home Food Safety campaign. Nine scholarships of $4,500 will be available.

Program Goal

College living provides a unique opportunity to educate college students on the importance of food safety. The goal of the Academy Foundation/ConAgra Foods Safety Challenge is to educate and improve food safety for those living on campus focusing on these four key areas listed below.

The application deadline is December 1, 2015.

How to Apply

In 200 words or less to answer the following question: As an enrolled student, what role can I play as a food safety advocate and why does my school need one?

Examples of past recipient winning projects include: electronic surveys, social media, a presentation and a demonstration of the food safety in the four key areas.

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Home Food Safety calls consumers to action and emphasizes the critical role they play keeping themselves and their families safe. Together with ConAgra Foods, the Academy developed four simple and easy-to-follow home food safety messages, drawn from government recommendations and Academy positions:

  • Wash Hands Often
  • Keep Raw Meat and Ready-to-Eat Foods Separate
  • Cook to Proper Temperatures
  • Refrigerate Promptly Below 40° F

This program communicates the important role consumers play in preparing foods safely in their own homes. Home Food Safety is dedicated to providing home food safety statistics, information about food borne illness (also known as food poisoning), and safe food handling information and tips.

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