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:
- How to keep “bag” lunches safe – important for kids going back to or starting school, as well as moms who are going to school or work, or just on-the-go.
- General food safety – important when handling, storing, and preparing food, including fruits and vegetables
- Food Safety for Children and Pregnant and Breastfeeding Women – important for these at-risk populations
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 images and graphics from the Partnership for Food Safety Education
- Colorful graphics and social media messaging from the CDC
- Follow Foodsafety.gov on Twitter and Facebook
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.
FCC moves forward with ‘988’ line for suicide prevention
(NY Post) The Federal Communications Commission announced Thursday that it is green-lighting a three-digit emergency number for suicide prevention.
FCC Chairman Ajit Pai’s said he is following a staff recommendation for establishing a 911-style code, suggesting 988, to reach the network of the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-8255 (TALK).
The Lifeline program, funded through the US Health and Human Services Department, consists of a network of 163 crisis centers routing calls from anywhere in the US to the closest certified center. In 2018, trained counselors answered more than 2.2 million calls and 100,000-plus online chats. The 988 proposal seals one of the final legislative goals of long-serving lawmaker Sen. Orrin Hatch.
Read more: https://nypost.com/2019/08/16/federal-communications-commission-moves-forward-with-988-line-for-suicide-prevention/
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