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Food Safety at Home

Filed Under: 4-H

Food Safety at Home equips families with food safety knowledge and resources to improve food safety behaviors and practices at home.

Target Audience(s):

Those interested in learning more about food safety, including but not limited to adults, college students, teens, and others who make food purchases and preparation decisions at home


Participants will be able to:

  • Apply food safety techniques from the point of purchase locations to the home,
  • Recall the importance of using a thermometer and related important temperatures,
  • Identify the four key steps for food safety (clean, cook, separate, and chill), and
  • Recall the importance of the temperature danger zone and shelf life of food products.

Total Number of Modules or Sessions: At Least 6

Total Number of Hours for Program Delivery: 6-8

Program Delivery:

  • Educational Class
  • eXtension Website
  • Group Discussion
  • Websites other than eXtension

Primary Contact:

Dr. Courtney Crist,


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Portrait of Dr. Courtney Crist
Associate Extension Professor
Food Safety, Food Science, Food Processing, Home Food Preservation, ServSafe