|Title||Seniors, and their food handlers and caregivers, need food safety and nutrition education|
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|Abstract||Seniors are at greater risk than other adults for foodborne illness, poor nutrition and high rates of nutrition- and lifestyle-related chronic diseases. They also represent a major underserved segment of the UC Cooperative Extension client population. The Make Food Safe for Seniors (MFSFS) initiative assessed food safety and nutrition education needs of fixed-income seniors and food handlers and caregivers serving seniors in 10 California counties. Baseline survey results found unsafe practices by over 50% of the participants in six areas — and by over 65% of participants in three of those areas. After one food safety training, a post-test showed an average knowledge gain of 18.1%; seniors had gained the least knowledge, food handlers had gained some knowledge, and caregivers had gained the most. The unsafe food handling practices of a majority of the study group, as well as poor food behaviors, suggested areas in which education could reinforce or improve food safety, healthy eating and disease prevention practices of seniors, caregivers and food handlers serving seniors.|
Blackburn, Mary L
Family Consumer Sciences Health & Nutrition Advisor
Family and consumer sciences, EFNEP and FSNEP
Bruhn, Christine M
CE Food Marketing Specialist Emerita Center for Consumer Research
Research and education focused on consumer attitudes toward food safety, quality, and wholesomeness, food labels, and new production and processing technologies
Miller, Lisa Soederberg : L. Soederberg Miller is Associate Professor, Human and Community Development, and Director, Adult Development Lab, UC Davis
Nutrition Family and Consumer Sciences Advisor Emerita
Nutrition Education and Evaluation, Consumer Food Safety, Community Garden
Ober Dr, Beth A.
AES Professor , HCD Department Chair , Psychologist
Memory processes in normal adults; memory, language, and attentional processes in normal vs. abnormal aging; brain-cognition relationships in normal vs. abnormal aging; Alzheimers disease; sematic memory in schizophrenia.
|Publication Date||Jan 1, 2014|
|Date Added||Apr 4, 2014|
|Copyright||© The Regents of the University of California|
Increasing numbers of seniors are at risk for foodborne illness. Make Food Safe for Seniors research shows a need for new curricula.