Keep the Children You Care For Safe from Foodborne Illness

Community News |Apr 22, 2019|2 min read

1 in 6 people in the United States each year get sick from foodborne illness. To give some perspective on these numbers, 48 million cases of foodborne illness, resulting in 128,000 hospitalizations and 3,000 deaths, occur per year. Infants, toddlers, and young children are among those most at risk and account for half of all cases, according to the CDC.

MSU Extension will be offering Safe Food= Healthy Kids in Muskegon, Ml on May 6, 2019, from 6 pm – 8:30 pm. This interactive food safety workshop for childcare providers will be delivered by MSU Extension Educators. Topics include cleaning and sanitizing, cooking, and storing food as well as common allergens and personal hygiene.


Learn what the best practices are for food safety to help keep kids safe. The Safe Food = Healthy Kids workshop can count towards annual training hours for licensed child care providers. This workshop is also an approved training of Great Start to Quality.


This workshop will be offered at the MSU Extension Training Center at 97 E. Apple Ave., Muskegon, Ml 49442. The cost for the workshop is $10.00/person. Pre-Registration is required at


Additional food safety resources are also provided. For more information, please contact Kara Lynch@ 989-317-4079 or