National Coalition for Food-Safe Schools

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The National Coalition for Food-Safe Schools (NCFSS) is a group of organizations and government agencies that are all focused on reducing foodborne illness in the United States by improving food safety in schools. NCFSS focuses on improving food safety through information sharing, networking, and strategic planning of activities.

The NCFSS website contains detailed information for schools to evaluate their food safety policies and procedures, as well as guides to improving food safety for various constituents in the school environment. Materials were developed through literature reviews and an extensive multidisciplinary panel of experts whose goal was to identify risk factors of foodborne illness as well as strategies schools could use to prevent foodborne illness. All materials are free and available on the website for download.

Goal / Mission

The goal of the National Coalition for Food-Safe Schools is to reduce foodborne illness in the U.S. by improving food safety in schools.

Results / Accomplishments

Formal evaluation of the program has not taken place at this time. Please see the link below for a short video on how the program was successfully implemented at Jenks Jr. High School.

About this Promising Practice

Primary Contact
General Information
Health / Food Safety
Education / School Environment
National Environmental Health Association
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Target Audience
Children, Teens