Home Kitchen Safety Lessons for Children and Adults
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The purpose of this project was to design a series of lessons introducing food safety concepts and hand washing to children ages three to five, which is a group that is considered an ‘at risk’ population with food safety regards. There are other curriculum that reach this audience, but the intent of this one is to target stay-at-home mothers, whose children are not in preschool. The project goal is to teach the mother and child food safety concepts while simultaneously using hands on cooking techniques to teach those lessons. The lessons described in this report may be used with other audiences that could include, but are not limited to, stay at home fathers, grandparents with grandchildren, etc. The ultimate goal is to provide food safety lessons that enable the participants to learn more to maintain a safe home kitchen while including children in the kitchen activities. This opportunity provides a chance for the adult participant and child to learn about while working together on reaching food safety goals during food preparation.