Food Safety Student Challenge

American Dietetic Association

Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Foundation/ConAgra Foods
2013 Food Safety Student Challenge
Home Food Safety calls consumers to action and emphasizes the critical role they play keeping themselves and their families safe. Together with ConAgra Foods, the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics developed four simple and easy-to-follow home food safety messages, drawn from government recommendations and the Academy’s positions:
  • Wash hands often
  • Separate raw meat, poultry, seafood and eggs from ready-to-eat foods 
  • Cook to proper temperatures
  • Refrigerate promptly at 40 degrees or below.
basic food safetyThis program communicates the important role consumers play in preparing foods safely in their own homes. Home Food Safety is dedicated to providing home food safety statistics, information about food borne illness (also known as food poisoning), and safe food handling information and tips.
Program Goal
College living provides a unique opportunity to educate college students on the importance of food safety.  The goal of the Academy Foundation/ConAgra Foods Food Safety Challenge is to educate and improve food safety for those living on campus focusing on these four key areas.
Application Process
The Application form will be available at:
beginning October 15, 2013. Applicants will be asked to describe as an enrolled student, what role can they play as a food safety advocate and why does their school need one? Applicants will also be asked to describe their program plan including a description of how the experience will be documented. 
Responsibilities and Eligibility
Recipient must be an Academy Member and full time student 
Key dates must be met
Four key Home Food Safety messages must be incorporated
Selection and Judging Criteria
Creativity – use of video, photos, etc. to document experience
Feasibility of assessment methods including outcomes and evaluation
Achievability of program plan
Use of resources at
Key Dates
February 1, 2014 - Application deadline
March 1, 2014 - Students selected and notified
April 15, 2014 - Progress report due
June 1, 2014 - Project wrap-up and final report due
Nine $4500 scholarships will be awarded to students selected as recipients.  Students can also apply as a team and scholarships will be equally divided among all team members. A $500 stipend to purchase supplies will also be provided to each recipient. 
For more information, contact Beth Labrador at or 1-800-877-1600 x4821
These scholarships are separate from the Academy Foundation’s General Scholarship Program for which a separate application is required.
food thermometer