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It is important to keep foods safe to eat. Food should be nourishing for our bodies and not make us sick. It is important for food to be handled carefully from the time food is bought and prepared till it is eaten and stored.

It is also important to wash hands before handling food. This includes preparing, cooking, eating, and storing food. Hands should be washed for at least 20 seconds with warm soapy water (sing the ABC song once or Happy Birthday song twice). Be sure to wash thoroughly - between fingers, underneath finger nails, etc.

Proper safe food handling methods may prevent food related illnesses. Please refer to the "Be Safe" and "The Food Keeper" handouts for more tips on food safety.

Be Safe
The Food Keeper



Contact Information

Grocery Store Tour Project
1955 East-West Road #306
Honolulu, Hawaii 96822
Phone: (808) 956-4124

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Sponsers and Collaborations

Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)- Department of Human Services

Department of Human Services (DHS), Benefit, Employment and Support Service Division (BESSD), State of Hawaii Food Stamp Program

Foodland Stores

KTA Super Stores Big Island Grocery

United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), Food and Nutrition Service (FNS), SNAP-Ed Program

United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), SNAP-Ed Connection

United States Department of Health and Human Services, Poverty Guidelines 2007



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