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Food Safety and Emergencies: Preparedness Activities for Schools

Event Date: April 05, 2018


  • Dr. Regina (Gina) Tan, Charlsia Fortner, Steve Hortin, and Cora Russell, Food and Nutrition Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA);
  • Dr. Gina Kahn and Julie Dougal, Hampden-Wilbraham Regional School District, Wilbraham, MA;
  • Madeline Sullivan, Office of Safe and Healthy Students (OSHS), U.S. Department of Education (ED); and
  • Dr. Paul Myers, Readiness Emergency Management for Schools (REMS) Technical Assistance (TA) Center.



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Duration: 1 hour

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On Thursday, April 5, 2018, from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. EDT, ED’s OSHS and REMS TA Center hosted a Webinar on how K-12 schools and school districts can better prepare for food-related emergencies, as well as the role of food services in larger recovery efforts.

Presenters discussed how to protect the K-12 school community from intentional and accidental food-related threats and hazards; how the USDA can support preparedness efforts; and action steps to take to be ready for an emergency or disaster, as well as response and recovery considerations.

The Webinar included a PowerPoint presentation. Following the presentation, the presenters answered participant questions in a Question and Answer session and a Community of Practice Web Chat.

This Webinar recording is played back through Adobe Connect using an Internet connection.