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Early School Leavers Education Resource

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Food hygiene - Beat the bugs

Food poisoning is a very unpleasant experience and can be very serious. This topic explains how food poisoning can occur and what we can do to avoid it.

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Information Sheet

Food poisoning symptoms normally last from one to seven days and include one or more of the following: abdominal pain, diarrhoea, vomiting and sometimes fever. Occasionally food poisoning can be very serious and even cause death. This information sheet explains the causes of food poisoning and how you can reduce the chances of food poisoning with good food hygiene.

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Easy ways to stop the spread of bacteria

Find about food safety out how cleaning and cooking can get rid of the bacteria that can cause food poisoning by watching videos developed by safefood. You can find out about cleaning chopping boards, cooking utensils, fridges, worktops and dishcloths. You can also find out about preparing chicken and cooking meat safely.

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Food safety worksheet

This multiple choice worksheet covering food storage, handling and usage.

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Stop bacteria multiplying worksheet

What do you know about how bacteria multiplies and more importantly how to stop it? Answers require a written answer – not multi choice.

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Food safety arts and communications activity

The group have to develop, as individual or in teams, an advertisement that promotes a food safety message.

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Food safety group discussion

Have fun with the group discussion that looks into how we get food poisoning and what it means – encourage the group to talk about horrible experiences they’ve had with dodgy stomachs and worse. Why did they get sick? What could they do to avoid getting sick again?

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Food busters game

This online game can be played in a number of levels. Players answer questions to move across the board.

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