# CTE Resource Center - Verso - Nutrition and Wellness Task 107132979

CTE Resource Center - Verso

Virginia’s CTE Resource Center

Demonstrate safe preparation and handling practices for food.


Demonstration of safe practices should include following the FDA Food Code for
  • ensuring proper temperatures for oven, freezer, and refrigerator by using thermometers
  • ensuring minimum internal cooking and holding temperatures of food by using a food thermometer
  • identifying the temperature danger zone as between 40°F and 140°F
  • using proper food-storage procedures
  • avoiding cross-contamination (e.g., by using color-coded cutting boards)
  • using correct hand-washing techniques and acceptable hygiene practices (e.g., for nails, hair, clothing, jewelry)
  • sanitizing work surfaces and equipment
  • using acceptable thawing methods
  • using acceptable tasting methods
  • avoiding the tasting of foods containing raw eggs, unwashed fruits and vegetables, and other potentially hazardous ingredients.

Process/Skill Questions

  • What are the consequences of unsafe food preparation and handling practices at home? In the school lab? In commercial restaurants?
  • Why are simple food safety and sanitation suggestions often disregarded in real-life settings? How can one create a risk-free kitchen?
  • What factors may influence our efforts to reduce hazards associated with food preparation and storage?
  • What criteria should we use to evaluate preparation and handling practices for food?
  • How can we communicate our food safety and sanitation suggestions in a persuasive manner?
  • What are the consequences of ignoring food shelf life or storage information?
  • How can we motivate others to adhere to the rules of food safety and sanitation in the kitchen?
  • How can technology help us maintain food safety and sanitation in the kitchen?
  • What information will persuade others to use caution in the kitchen to avoid food-borne illness?
  • How is a basic knowledge of biology useful in understanding food safety?

Other Related Standards

FCCLA National Programs

A Better You


The Fit You


The Healthy You


The Real You


The Resilient You


FCCLA: STAR Events (2019)



Check the national website for Skill Events


Check the national website for online events


Illustrated Talk


Life Event Planning


National Programs in Action


National Standards for Family and Consumer Sciences Education


Analyze conditions and practices that promote safe food handling.


Analyze safety and sanitation practices.


Investigate federal, state, and local inspection and labeling systems that protect the health of individuals and the public.