Don’t Bug Me!

A fun, interactive series of five food safety lessons designed for 8 to 12 year olds.  The unique feature of the curriculum is the use of animated parodies to teach safe food handling practices.  Examples of the practices are “Don’t Get Sicky Wit It” and “You Better Wash Your Hands”.

  • Session 1 – Bugs:  The Good, The Bad, The Ugly identifies microorganisms that are used to produce unique foods such as yeast breads, yogurt (The Good), spoil food by making it smell bad and become slimy (The Bad), and make you sick (The Ugly).
  • Session 2 – The Bug Express explores how microbes hitchhike from one place to another and ways to stop them from contaminating food.
  • Session 3 – Wash Those Bugs Away examines good personal hygiene and how to effectively wash hands to prevent foodborne illness.
  • Session 4 – Bugs On The Hot Seat or In The Deep Freeze identifies the DANGER ZONE where bacteria multiply rapidly and investigates how to control temperature to prevent the growth of bacteria.
  • Session 5 – A Bug Free Celebration recaps all of the concepts that the youth learned in the five classes.  Each participant receives a certificate of completion.

To find a program near you please contact Sue Snider, Nutrition and Food Safety Specialist, (302) 831-2524 or snider@udel.edu