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Food Safety and Nutrition


New Jersey residents need research based information in several areas related to health, including nutrition and food safety. Food borne illness is one of the greatest concerns of public health experts and the food industry. Actions are needed toward improving public health by improving the safety of food, (e.g., safe food handling practices). Many disease states are directly related to poor diet. Improving dietary behavior and physical activity can reduce the risk of disease.


Adopting safe food handling practices can reduce the incidence of food borne illness. When individuals adopt behaviors that promote health, like improved eating and increased physical activity, the risk for disease will decrease.

Expected Outcomes

Short Term

Individuals will gain awareness, knowledge, skills related to:

Medium Term

Individuals will incorporate skills/change behaviors related to:

Long Term

Individuals will experience: