IPM in Schools for Food Service Staff

Pest Management In and Around Structures May 01, 2017 Print Friendly and PDF

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Food service areas are some of the most pest-vulnerable areas in a school because they provide pests with food, water, and shelter.  Clean and well-maintained food service areas are essential for the health and well-being of all people who eat and work in the area.  This module, conveniently divided into two learning lessons, is specifically organized for food service staff who have an important responsibility in the school IPM plan.   

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Presentations to Help You Teach

Is this a topic that you would like to teach in a classroom setting?  These presentations provide talking points in the slide notes and keep the slides concise. You can customize the PowerPoint versions to fit your needs. Our sample questions are great to use as a pre and post-test measurement. 

DOWNLOAD TEACHING KIT FOR SCHOOL FOOD SERVICE STAFF
LESSON 1 | LESSON 2SAMPLE QUESTIONS 

 

LEARNING ON YOUR OWN
Lesson 1 of 2

Food Service Staff are critical to pest management in any setting. Kitchens by design can harbor pests more than any other place in a building structure. In this lesson participants will learn about ants, cockroaches, flies and rodents. They will learn about pest vulnerable areas (PVAs) and how to reduce conducive conditions to keep pests out of the food service area.

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LEARNING ON YOUR OWN

LESSON 2 of 2

In this lesson key elements of simple and efficient IPM practices that can be followed in food service areas such as sanitation, exclusion, inspection and monitoring, and thorough cleaning procedures for surfaces and equipment are described. Participants will learn why IPM is crucial to receiving a high score during health department inspections.

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More Presentations

Looking to educate specific personnel at your school? Look no further.
The following presentations in this series were specially designed for your school faculty and staff.

SCHOOL ADMINISTRATORS    ●   TEACHERS   ●   CUSTODIAL STAFF
NURSING STAFF  ●  FOOD SERVICE STAFF   ●   MAINTENANCE STAFF
FACILITY MANAGERS  ●   LANDSCAPE AND GROUNDS STAFF

 

 

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This work is supported by the USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture, New Technologies for Ag Extension project.