Baby Boomers and Food Safety
About 1 in 6 Americans get food poisoning each year. Older adults aged 65 years and older are at greater risk for serious health complications from food borne illness elevating their risk for hospitalization and even death. This educational resource entitled Baby Boomers and Food Safety from FoodSafety.gov provides background information on the causes of food borne illness and offers simple steps older adults and their caregivers can take to help avoid food borne illness. Common food pathogens, health risks, foods to avoid and safety tips are presented. Food banks, food pantries and nutrition education professionals will find this resource particularly helpful and should view today!