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Food Safety for Moms-To-Be

Everything you need to conduct a food safety presentation for pregnant women.

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Educator's Resource Guide (PDF - 3.8MB)   |  Slides/Talking Points (PPT - 425KB)   |  Presentation Tips   |  Poster   |  Flyer   |  Video


Note on Fish AdviceNote 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. 

Your Presentation

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. 

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.

Also, don't miss Lifelong Food Safety, which shows how to prevent foodborne illness in four easy steps, and Resources for helpful food safety sources and links. 

Contact FDA

Outreach and Information Center

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Inquiries: Submit Your Question

 

Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition
Food and Drug Administration

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College Park, MD 20740

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