# CTE Resource Center - Verso - Independent Living Task 1376878692

CTE Resource Center - Verso

Virginia’s CTE Resource Center

Identify food-preservation methods.


Identification should include proper refrigeration, canning, freezing, and curing and drying.

Process/Skill Questions

  • What are the benefits and consequences of preserving foods?
  • What are the consequences of improperly canning foods?
  • Why should frozen foods, once thawed, not be frozen again?
  • How long can cooked food stay on the service table?
  • What are the consequences of not refrigerating food promptly?
  • What equipment is necessary for canning foods?
  • What products can make preserving foods easier?
  • Why is it important to label and date preserved foods?
  • How has technology made food preservation easier for families?
  • What are the environmental benefits of preserving foods?
  • Why is it important to research innovative techniques in food preservation?
  • How can you inspire others to preserve foods?
  • What information do you need to properly preserve nutritious foods?
  • Why is it important to know the chemical composition of foods before applying a preservation method?
  • How much of the family’s resources is spent on preserving food? Should you be doing more or less food preservation?

Other Related Standards

FCCLA National Programs

Families First: Families Today


Power of One: A Better You


Student Body: The Healthy You


FCCLA: STAR Events (2019)

National Programs in Action


Professional Presentation


National Standards for Family and Consumer Sciences Education


Analyze decisions about providing safe and nutritious food for individuals and families.