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Nutrition & Food Safety Resources


Tasty Solutions For Diabetes

Tasty Solutions.

Join our co-hosts as they show you how to prepare everything from breakfast parfaits to lettuce wraps to stuffed mushrooms and savory sopa de lima. Not only are these dishes delicious, they are also part of a group of recipes that can fit into your diabetes eating plan. You will also hear expert advice from a prominent physician and psychologist, and you'll get to know two people with diabetes who are successfully living their every day lives.

The BAC Files (English, Spanish, & Navajo)

The BAC Files

Designed for adults and older youth, this video uses an entertaining, informal style to teach viewers how to keep food safe to eat. Fighting BAC has never been so much fun!

Chinese Food Safety (English, Mandarin, & Cantonese)

Chinese Food Safety

A successful Chinese restaurant owner teaches an apprentice that a reputation for safe food is the key to prosperity in the USA. He recommends keeping food surfaces clean, providing separate cutting surfaces for meats and vegetables, heating food to proper temperatures, and storing food safely.

  • Available in English, Mandarin, and Cantonese.
  • Approximate Running Time: English-13 minutes, Mandarin-13 minutes, Cantonese-12 minutes.
  • Cost: $9.95 plus shipping & handling.
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It's Good Business: Processing Salsa Safely (English & Spanish)

It's Good Business: Processing Salsa Safely

This video presents step-by-step instructions for processing chile salsa correctly in order to avoid foodborne illness or microbial contamination.

Processing Salsa Safely at Home

Processing Salsa Safely at Home

Everyone loves salsa. When you process your salsa correctly, you'll know it's safe. This video demonstrates how to process and preserve salsa safely at home using a United States Department of Agriculture-approved recipe.

Making It Safe: HACCP for Small Food Processors (English & Spanish)

Making It Safe: HACCP for Small Food Processors

A Hazard Analysis Critical Control Points (HACCP) Food Safety Program designed for Small Food Processors in the Southwest.

Preparing Safe Mexican Foods

Preparing Safe Mexican Foods

Preparing Safe Mexican Foods stresses the importance of having a monitoring program in your food establishment. It just makes good sense to protect your customers and your reputation by implementing a HACCP plan. This project was made possible by a grant from the USDA Food Safety Inspection Service.

La Vida de Matilde (Spanish)

La Vida de Matilde (Spanish)

The video La Vida de Matilde (The Life of Matilde) is presented in a soap opera style. It follows Matilde over a period of several weeks as she opens her own home childcare. She becomes more aware of food safety issues and learns how to combat BAC, the bacteria food may contain if it is not properly prepared or handled.

Healthy Eating for a Healthy Baby (English & Spanish)

Healthy Eating for a Healthy Baby

Before and during pregnancy, moms can give their babies a healthy start by eating right. Learn to use the Food Guide Pyramid to make healthy choices before and after giving birth. Find out the benefits of drinking plenty of water and eating lots of grains, fruits and vegetables. Young moms will learn that gaining weight during pregnancy is essential for their babies. Eating right can help ensure proper delivery, optimal weight gain and healthy, happy babies.

Baby Talk: Listening to Your Baby at Mealtime (English & Spanish)

Baby Talk: Listening to Your Baby at Mealtime

Even before they can say words clearly, babies communicate with "baby talk". Parents need to listen to their babies to find out when mealtime is over, when a second helping is in order, or when it's time to try new foods. Learn how to understand your baby's talk and help take the anxiety out of feeding time.

Online Games

Science Pirates: The Curse of Brownbeard

Science Pirates: The Curse of Brownbeard

Learning science processes and food safety has never been so much fun! Pirate Science builds awareness of food safety issues through better understanding of science processes. Games, songs and scientific experiments give youth a better understanding of the "whys" behind good food safety practices based on the national science standards. The entire adventure culminates in the hero (the player's character) helping the desperate crew solve and 'break' the "The Curse of Brownbeard."

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The Food Detectives

The Food Detectives

Food Detectives Fight BAC! This entertaining site for kids ages 8-12 includes songs, activities and arcade-style games. Through playing to learn youth understand the importance of the 4 key messages in the Fight BAC food safety program: wash hands and utensils, chill leftovers properly, cook food to the proper temperature and separate cooked food from raw meat and juices.

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Nutrition Decision

Nutrition Decision

This series of games helps middle school students make better choices when selecting food by better understanding nutritional labels, serving sizes and the importance of activity. Designed for middle school age children, this website helps foster better understanding of nutrition labels found on most packaged food, and also the importance of exercise.

Play the games online at

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