Food Information for Schools and Daycares
Links for Kids and Teens
Do you have a food safety or sanitation topic you would like us to discuss with your students or staff? If so, we’re here to help. We’re always happy to bring our handwashing presentation featuring the Glo Germ kit presentation to your staff or students. Kids and adults of all ages are almost always amazed by the results of the Glo Germ kit. We’re also happy to discuss any other food safety or sanitation topic of your choice. Give us a call at 431-2662 ext. 5 to get your presentation scheduled today!
Glo Germ is a great way to teach children the importance of washing their hands. When used in either the powder or liquid-based form, with the use of an ultra-violet light, it simulates the spread of germs, teaching how quickly and broadly germs can be spread in a short period of time.
For Glo Germ worksheets for K-6, click here. https://www.glogerm.com/worksheets.html
HACCP Plan Resources for Schools
According to the Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE), all School Food Authorities operating the National School Lunch Program must have a Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point (HACCP) based food safety program in place. ISBE offers some resources on their website. https://www.isbe.net/Pages/Child-Nutrition-Program-Food-Safety-Information.aspx
Please contact VCHD for additional resources.
Check out this checklist for food-safe schools from foodsafeschools.org.
You can also download the USDA’s Food-Safe Schools Action guide by clicking here.