For the time being, the SocialServicesDatabase organization is understaffed, underfunded, and unable to fully maintain both sites. In an attempt to address the problem of maintaining two extensive websites, I’ve chosen to post upcoming events that are of particular interest only to Providers on this page. Less ephemeral info will continue to be found on the Provider site, SocialServicesDatabase.info.
September is National Food Safety Education Month, a great time to highlight knowledge from the food safety community and explore ways to promote safe food handling and prevent foodborne illnesses. While it’s important to practice safe food handling habits all year, this observance provides an opportunity to spend time reviewing, and emphasizing with your participants, the importance of food safety principles, such as:
For those with a digital presence (websites, apps, and social media), you can further promote National Food Safety Education Month, and safe food handling throughout the year, with these digital tools:
Free presentations, webinars and videos, several offering CEU credits, are available from the Partnership for Food Safety and Education. In addition, visit the CDC’s Food Safety Videos page to watch short, engaging videos, some available in Spanish, on topics such as Who is more at risk for food poisoning? and Maribel’s Story: How eating Queso Fresco harmed her unborn baby.
On the WIC Breastfeeding Support site, moms can find articles on how to sterilize and warm baby bottles safely and storing and thawing breast milk.