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I used to be a Family and Consumer Science (home economics) teacher before having kids. One of the subjects I taught in our foods class was food safety and kitchen sanitation. Safety and sanitation may not be the most exciting subject to teach to kids, but I have a few fun ideas to help kids learn the basics about keeping a kitchen safe and clean.
First, I wrote a little 6-page mini booklet to teach kids about the basics of sanitation in the kitchen. This can be purchased in my shop.
Grab this printable in my shop– or add it to your cart now!
I have also found a couple of fun online resources that you can use to teach your kids more about it.
Food Safe Families toolkit from USDA– free downloadable materials to teach kids about food safety
Scrub Club– a website for kids with videos, games, and other activities to teach sanitation and cleanliness. There is also a teacher/parent section.
Fight Bac This website has movies, activities, lessons and all kinds of fun stuff for all grades.
Nourish Interactive Website– This site is focused on nutrition for kids, but they have a section on food safety and hand washing to teach kids sanitation.
Home Food Safety has a download for kids on food safety.
Food Hygiene movie from YouTube:
BACFighter has several videos on food safety
This one is on Food Poisoning