Rutgers New Jersey Agricultural Experiment Station [Food Policy Research]

Project Details

Youth Understanding of Foodborne Illness, with Computer-Based Interventions for Science Classrooms and Informal Learning Settings

Research Team: Carol Byrd-Bredbenner, Jaclyn Maurer-Abbot

Project Duration: 9/2007 to 8/2010

The objective of this project is to engage youth in preventative behavior against foodborne illness and communicate these messages to other family members. This will be done by investigating the food handling responsibilities and obstacles to adopting safe food handling behavior encountered by middle school consumers, including knowledge of foodborne illness and preventative behaviors, psychosocial factors (i.e., attitudes, locus of control, self-efficacy) and self-reported food handling procedures. Recommendations will be provided for educational and behavioral objectives for the development of new materials based on research findings, and gaps in existing educational materials.

Funding Agency: USDA

Contact: Carol Byrd-Bredbenner


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