Journal Club 6 - Safe Food Handling Advice Provided on Question-and-Answer Web Sites Is Inconsistent

Recorded on 11/02/2020

Safe Food Handling Advice Provided on Question-and-Answer Web Sites Is Inconsistent

Consumers increasingly use discussion forums and community-based websites on the Internet to obtain health-related information, including advice about food safety and safe food handling. However, information shared among consumers and their peers online may not be accurate or trustworthy. This presentation will discuss a recent study that evaluated the accuracy and reliability of safe food handling advice identified on four popular online question-and-answer websites. The implications for educators, researchers, and decision-makers will be discussed.

SNEB Nutrition Educator Competency: Food Science

Related JNEB article. 

The Fall Journal Club series is supported by Elsevier. If you are not an SNEB member use the code JNEBJCCOMP to receive free registration as their guest.

About the Presenters

 Ian Young, PhD, BASc, CPHI(C), Ryerson University

Education Benefits

Participants of this webinar will receive 1 CEU for live attendance. The webinar provides information on the following:

SNEB Nutrition Educator Competencies

  • 3.3. Describe the potential sources of food contamination and the best practices associated with the safe handling of food.
  • 9.2     Facilitate communication from and between clients so they can express their beliefs and attitudes, define needs, and share experiences.
  • 10.1     Analyze, evaluate, and interpret nutrition education research and apply it to practice.

CDR Performance Indicators

  • 8.1.2 Applies knowledge of food and nutrition as well as the biological, physical and social sciences in practice.
  • 9.4.1 Assesses current knowledge and skills of the individual, group, community and population.
  • 12.4.3 Utilizes appropriate behavioral change theories, social marketing, behavior economics and communication strategies in the delivery of nutrition programs.

CDR Learning Need Codes

  • 2080 Microbiology, food toxicology
  • 6030 Education theories and techniques for adults
  • 8040 Food safety, HACCP, and sanitation


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