Everything you need to conduct a food safety presentation for pregnant women.
Note on Fish Advice
On January 18, 2017, FDA and EPA issued final advice regarding fish consumption.
This advice is geared toward helping women who are pregnant or may become pregnant – as well as breastfeeding mothers and parents of young children – make informed choices when it comes to fish that are healthy and safe to eat. (This advice refers to fish and shellfish collectively as “fish.”)
For more information, see Eating Fish: What Pregnant Women and Parents Should Know.
The following content will be updated to reflect the final advice on consuming fish. Please check back for updates or sign-up to receive updates by email.
As an educator, you play a vital role in delivering critical food safety information to moms-to-be. A great way to do that is to conduct a presentation! Everything you need is here in this easy, step-by-step guide.
Step 1: Get Acquainted with Message
Review the food safety background information in the Educator's Resource Guide (PDF - 3.8MB). To create awareness of the food safety message among pregnant women, display the printable Poster (PDF - 195KB) in a prominent location.
Step 2: Familiarize Yourself with Presentation
Your PowerPoint® Slides/Talking Points (PPT - 449KB) have already been done for you. Helpful talking points accompany each slide.
Step 3: Review and Print Handouts
You'll give out these important handouts to your audience at the end of your presentation.
- Food Safety At-A-Glance (PDF - 292 KB) - A fact sheet of important food safety reminders for pregnant women.
- Apply the Heat (PDF - 191KB) - A chart of proper cooking temperatures for foods.
- Refrigerator & Freezer Storage Chart (PDF - 22KB) - A chart of storage times for foods.
Step 4- Promote Your Presentation
Once you've reviewed your presentation, see A+ Tips for Your Presentation for ideas for promoting your presentation and getting pregnant women there! Use the customizable Flyer to publicize your event.
Good to Know - Just in Case
Here's additional background information to help you answer questions during your presentation or while you're working with pregnant women.
- Fast Facts - Up-to-date food safety facts and statistics relative to pregnant women.
- Foodborne Pathogens - A chart of the most common foodborne pathogens.