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About Home Food Safety

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To raise consumer awareness about the seriousness of food poisoning (also referred to as foodborne illness) and to provide solutions for easily and safely handling food in their own kitchens, the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (formerly the American Dietetic Association) and ConAgra Foods' public awareness campaign, Home Food Safety, is dedicated to providing home food safety statistics, information about food poisoning and safe food handling information and tips.


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About the Academy

American Dietetic Association

The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (formerly the American Dietetic Association) is the world’s largest organization of food and nutrition professionals. The Academy is committed to improving the nation’s health and advancing the profession of dietetics through research, education and advocacy. Visit the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics at www.eatright.org.

About ConAgra Foods

Conagra Foods ConAgra Foods, Inc., (NYSE: CAG) is one of North America's leading food companies, with brands in 97 percent of America's households. Consumers find Banquet, Chef Boyardee, Egg Beaters, Healthy Choice, Hebrew National, Hunt's, Marie Callender's, Orville Redenbacher's, PAM, Peter Pan, Reddi-wip, Slim Jim, Snack Pack and many other ConAgra Foods brands in grocery, convenience, mass merchandise and club stores.

ConAgra Foods also has a strong business-to-business presence, supplying frozen potato and sweet potato products as well as other vegetable, spice and grain products to a variety of well-known restaurants, foodservice operators and commercial customers. For more information, please visit us at www.conagrafoods.com

For more assistance on preparing and handling foods safely, contact a registered dietitian nutritionist—the nation’s food and nutrition expert. A registered dietitian nutritionist can assist you in preparing healthy foods, safely, with a individualized eating plan that fits your unique nutritional needs. To locate an RDN in your area, click here.

4 Key Messages:

The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and ConAgra Foods' Home Food Safety program reminds consumers that preventing food poisoning begins with four simple steps:

  • 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.

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What is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist?

A registered dietitian nutritionist is a food and nutrition expert who has met academic and professional requirements including:

  • Earn a bachelor’s degree with course work approved by the Academy's Commission on Accreditation for Dietetics Education. Coursework typically includes food and nutrition sciences, foodservice systems management, business, economics, computer science, sociology, biochemistry, physiology, microbiology and chemistry

  • Complete an accredited, supervised, experiential practice program at a health-care facility, community agency or foodservice corporation

  • Pass a national examination administered by the Commission on Dietetic Registration

  • Complete continuing professional educational requirements to maintain registration.

Some RDNs hold additional certifications in specialized areas such as pediatric or renal nutrition and food safety. Visit the Academy’s Find a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist  page to locate an RDN near you.

Food Safety Student Challenge

The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Foundation has a new grant opportunity for students. The Academy's Foundation and ConAgra Foods Food Safety Student Challenge was developed around the Home Food Safety campaign. Nine scholarships of $4,500 will be available.

Learn more.