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Safe at School and Ready to Learn
Safe at School and Ready to Learn, from the National School Boards Association, addresses what education policy makers need to know and do to prevent and respond to food-related Illness in school.

 

Food Code
The Food Code published by the U. S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is a model for safeguarding public health and ensuring food is unadulterated and honestly presented when offered to the consumer.

 

It’s a SNAP
Healthy Schools, Healthy People - It's a SNAP (School Network for Absenteeism Prevention) is a hands-on initiative for middle schools that is designed to help keep students in school and learning by improving overall health through promoting clean hands. SNAP offers a downloadable educational toolkit; video; poster; display; templates for stickers, postcards and a certificate; and links to additional resources.

 

North Carolina Public Health Environmental Health Section Rules
The N.C. Division of Environmental Health protects the health of the public by developing standards, reviewing plans and monitoring enforcement of food-handling facilities.

 

North Carolina Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act
The Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act is the law that provides the framework used to uniformly administer programs designed to assure consumers in North Carolina that foods, drugs, devices, and cosmetics are safe, wholesome, unadulterated, properly labeled, registered, manufactured, stored, and distributed in a manner that ensures their safety and efficacy to consumers and the environment.

 

Ounce of Prevention
The Ounce of Prevention campaign, created by the National Center for Infectious Diseases of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, provides resources in English and Spanish about hand washing, cleaning and disinfection.

 

Recalls.gov: Food
This site is provided as a resource for federal recalls, including those from the Food and Drug Administration and the United States Department of Agriculture, which share responsibility for food safety.

 

Scrub Club®
The Scrub Club® program, from the National Sanitation Foundation, is a fun, interactive and educational Web site that teaches children the proper way to wash their hands. The site consists of a Webisode, interactive games, educational music, downloadable activities for kids, educational materials for teachers, and program information for parents.

 

Wash Your Hands: Educating the School Community
Wash Your Hands: Educating the School Community from the National Food Service Management Institute features a booklet of classroom activities, hand washing posters in English and Spanish, a 4-minute video illustrating when and how proper hand-washing is done, and a video viewing guide.

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