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Back to School Toolkit to Prevent Foodborne Illness

Read This First

This toolkit is designed to help you get started with your local back to school campaign. In this toolkit you will find the materials you can use to promote safe food handling during this season. We have organized this material to help make your outreach informative, helpful and fun.

To encourage co-branding, you may add your organization’s name to outreach materials and media resources. We have also included feature articles for submission to newsletters or to your local newspaper, along with talking points for interviews or speeches. A gallery of photographs and infographics are available through the FSIS Flickr site.

Please refer to the following guidelines for usage of the USDA logo, colors, and fonts. These materials are available to you at no charge, but any and all uses must conform to these guidelines. Contact USDA for approval of other uses or applications by writing to: fsis.outreach@usda.gov.

USDA symbol in line with those of White House, Department of Health and Human Services.

Official colors of the USDA symbol are dark blue, PMS 288, and dark green, PMS 343.

The USDA logo shall be reproduced in either one or two colors. The official colors for the USDA symbol are dark blue (PMS 288) and dark green (PMS 343). When reproduced in one color, the symbol shall be black. When the symbol is placed on a color field, it should be reversed to white.

The USDA symbol is designated for display on all information products of the Department. To ensure maximum visibility, the preferred position of the symbol on most information products is the top left corner.

When used in conjunction with symbol of other public and/or private-sector partners, the logo should be given equal placement and may be displayed without the Department name. If all of the symbols represent Federal organizations, the symbols should be placed in alphabetical order. If the organizations are a mix of Federal and non-Federal, the lead Federal agency symbol should appear first with the remaining symbols ordered as dictated by the situation.

Press Release Template

Talking Points

Fact Sheets

Publication Request

The USDA Food Safety and Inspection Service has publications and other resources to help you spread the message about food safety. These items are available at no charge. To order, complete the request form and allow at least 2 weeks for delivery.


Sample blogs about Back to School food safety for partners:

Follow the USDA Blog year-round for information on health and safety topics.

Sample Social Media Message

Suggested tweets and Facebook posts are included to help spread the word about food safety during back to school season.

Short Educational Videos About Food Safety For Consumers



Back to School - Pack a Safe Lunch
Pack a Safe Lunch (Flicker)

Back-to-School - Tips for Healthy Kids (Flicker)
Back to School Food Safety - Spanish
Back-to-School Food Safety Tips - Spanish (Flicker)
Back to School Food Safety 
Back-to-School Food Safety Tips (Flicker)
Severe Weather Food Safety
Food Safety Before, During and After a Power Outage (Flicker)
Cooking for Groups
Cooking for Groups (Flicker)
Spring Cleaning Food Safety
Your Fridge + Food Safety (Flicker)
Refrigerator Tips

Refrigerator Tips (Flickr)

Danger Zone (Flickr)
Hitting-the-Road with Danger Zone
Hitting-the-Road with Danger Zone (Flickr)
Handwashing (Flickr)
Is It Done Yet Magnet - 2018
Is it done yet? (Flicker)

Five Steps for Handwashing
School Lunch - Square
Tips to Keep your Kids Healthy (Flickr)



Last Modified Aug 13, 2019