Food Safety Programs in Your Area

Food Safety Programs in Your Area

Food safety is an important aspect of public health. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), about 1 in 6 Americans (or 48 million people) gets sick, 128,000 are hospitalized, and 3,000 die of food borne illness annually in the United States. Therefore, a food safety program is an essential service that public health programs provide to protect and improve the health of populations. For this assignment, analyze the food safety program in your city or county and discuss whether the program is adequately implemented to protect the public. Design an educational brief related to food borne illnesses in order to improve public’s knowledge about food safety (specifically for your city). Assuming that you will distribute this brief to parents of elementary students in your city, discuss how you would effectively implement and evaluate your food safety and health outreach program. Use a minimum of three peer-reviewed references.