How can I complete the class?

The current version of TummySafe© is an online course.  The online course costs $25 (use the paper form or order online with a credit card) and is completed on your computer and at your own pace.  Participants are awarded 6 contact hours once they finish the online course. Traditional classes are still offered on an as-needed basis. The traditional class costs $125 per person and takes one day to complete. Either way, you must pass the TummySafe© exam with at least 80 percent to be certified. If you use the online course, the exam costs $100.

Take TummySafe© online!!!

For $25, you will be emailed a link to the course.

I’m done with the online curriculum. Am I certified TummySafe© now?

No, not yet. You must still pass the TummySafe© exam with a score of at least 80 percent in order to be certified. You may order a TummySafe© exam using a credit card or you may request a TummySafe© exam using a money order or certified check. Send $100 money order or certified check per person to:

TummySafe© Exam Request/Jenna Schilling

School of Human Sciences

Box 9745

MSU, MS 39762

Make money order or certified check out to School of Human Sciences. Be sure to include all your contact information, including phone numbers and the county where you would like to take your exam.

Once exam payment is received, your local proctor will call to schedule an exam date and time. Most exam dates can be scheduled within 30 days of exam payment, often within 2 weeks of payment.

When will I get my test results?

Exam results are usually sent out within 2 weeks of test date.

I have a question that wasn’t answered here. What should I do?

For more information on TummySafe©, contact Jenna Schilling.


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Publication Number: M1384
Publication Number: M1385


National Extension Association for Family and Consumer Sciences past president Kathleen Ann Olson, center, presents Jenna Schilling, left, and Natasha Haynes with the Early Childhood Child Care Training Award for the TummySafe program at the NEAFCS Annual Conference in Lexington, Kentucky on Sept. 18, 2014. (Submitted Photo)
Filed Under: TummySafe, Children and Parenting October 15, 2014

MISSISSIPPI STATE -- Two Mississippi State University Extension Service professionals were recently honored by the National Extension Association for Family and Consumer Sciences for their work in the early childhood field.

Jenna Schilling, Extension associate, and Natasha Haynes, Extension agent in family and consumer sciences, won the national Early Childhood Child Care Training Award for the TummySafe program, a food certification course for child care providers.


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