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What's Bugging You?

What's Bugging You?

Introduction

In this lesson, you'll learn about how some "bad" microorganisms can get into your body through what you eat. Use this sheet to help you answer the questions from the What's Bugging You? student esheet.


Lesson 1: What's Bugging You?

What is foodborne illness?

 

What sorts of foods are "hotbeds" for foodborne pathogens? Why?

 

Who is at highest risk for foodborne illnesses? Why?

 

How do foods become contaminated?

 

What are the four main types of microorganisms?

 

What type of microorganism is the greatest threat to food safety?

 

Name some foods that "good" bacteria are used to make.

 

Under what conditions do bacteria thrive?

 

What is the most important thing you can do to prevent foodborne illness?

 

Achievement Test Follow-Up Questions

What was your score?

What questions did you get wrong?

Go back and try those questions again.

Did your score improve?

 

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