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Food Safety Student Challenge

2012 May 28
by Paul Mabrey

The deadline says 2012 but a funding opportunity search engine indicated it will be offered again with a February 2013 deadline. Seems like a great opportunity for students!

The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Foundation has a new grant opportunity for students. The Academy Foundation/ConAgra Foods Food Safety Student Challenge was developed around the Home Food Safety campaign. Nine scholarships of $4500 will be available.


Home Food Safety calls consumers to action and emphasizes the critical role they play keeping themselves and their families safe. Together with ConAgra Foods, the Academy developed four simple and easy-to-follow home food safety messages, drawn from government recommendations and Academy’s positions:

  • Wash Hands Often
  • Keep Raw Meat and Ready-to-Eat Foods Separate
  • Cook to Proper Temperatures
  • Refrigerate Promptly Below 40° F

This program communicates the important role consumers play in preparing foods safely in their own homes. Home Food Safety is dedicated to providing home food safety statistics, information about food borne illness (also known as food poisoning), and safe food handling information and tips.

Program Goal

College living provides a unique opportunity to educate college students on the importance of food safety. The goal of the ADA Foundation/ConAgra Foods Food Safety Challenge is to educate and improve food safety for those living on campus focusing on these four key areas.

The application deadline is February 1, 2012.

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