Health and Well Being Programs

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Food Safety

Food safety programming is an integral component of healthy food systems due to new federal food safety legislation, concerns about food safety risks from fresh produce, an emphasis on increased fruit and vegetable consumption, interest in school gardens, farm to school, food preservation, and continuing increases in food consumed that is prepared away from home. In addition, federal, state and industry regulations and standards may require that individuals receive special training or certification regarding worker safety, quality assurance and environmental protection. Educational programs train consumers and food handlers in practices to preserve and serve safe food.

Dairy Education Programs for Health and Nutrition Professionals, Dairy Grocer Case Managers, and Consumers

Participants will learn and understand modern dairy practices and the role they play in assuring animal health and comfort, dairy product quality and safety, environmental stewardship and preservation, and sustainability.

Food Preservation 101

Participants will learn the importance of food safety when preserving food.

Food Safety Training for Bulk Commodity Industries

Bulk commodity related industries will be able to create food safety preventive control plans, evaluate food safety plan cost and benefits, assess current gaps, and comply with regulation in an efficient way.

Preserve the Taste of Summer

Increase awareness of food safety risks related to home food preservation

Preventative Controls for Human Food

Describe the components of a Preventive Controls Food Safety Plan Understand why a Food Safety Plan is useful Articulate the principles applied to build a Food Safety Plan Recognize the importance of prerequisite programs in a food safety system Articulate the basic requirements of the Good Manufacturing Practices (GMPs) Identify where to find more information on GMPs Describe biological, chemical, radiological, and physical hazards Understand potential controls for these hazards Explain the formation of a food safety team Prepare accurate descriptions of the products and their distribution Prepare a description of the intended use and consumers of the food Create a process flow diagram and describe the process Explain how to verify the flow diagram on-site Conduct hazard analysi


Ensure food prepared away from home is prepared safely in a clean and sanitary environment and by a trained workforce that follows best practices.

SafeFood for Concession/Food Stand Workers and 4-Hers

Ensure food prepared away from home is prepared safely in a clean and sanitary environment and by workers that follow best practices.

Workforce Food Safety - ServSafe®

Five year national certification by passing an exam with 75% correct answers