Choosing Foods for Me — Newsletter for Fourth Grade Curriculum Lesson 8: Food Safety

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Keeping Food Safe to EatSarah Wood
Curriculum Coordinator

This newsletter corresponds with Lesson 8 of the Show Me Nutrition Fourth Grade curriculum. Children have learned that food safety is important. This newsletter provides tips on avoiding foodborne illness such as washing hands sanitizing dishes and countertops, and checking the “sell by” date on items at the grocery store. A list of the proper temperatures to reach when cooking meat is also included.

Publications numbers for fourth grade newsletters are: N160 (Lesson 1), N161 (Lesson 2), N162 (Lesson 3), N163 (Lesson 4), N164 (Lesson 5), N165 (Lesson 6), N166 (Lesson 7), N167 (Lesson 8), N168 (Lesson 9), N169 (Lesson 10), N170 (Lesson 11)


  • Food safety
  • Temperatures
  • Food thermometer
  • Hand washing
  • Food poisoning
  • Leftovers
  • Grocery shopping
  • Health
  • Nutrition


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