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Promoting Food Safety Awareness for Older Adults by Using Online Education Modules
Journal of Extension
  • Amber Roy, Iowa State University
  • Sarah L. Francis, Iowa State University
  • Angela Shaw, Iowa State University
  • Lakshman Rajagopal, Iowa State University
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Older adults are susceptible to and at greater risk for food-borne illness in comparison to those in other adult age groups. Online education is an underused method for the delivery of food safety information to this population. Three online mini-modules, based on social marketing theory (SMT), were created for and pilot-tested with older adults. These mini-modules were effective in promoting familiarity with food safety behaviors and were well-received, supporting the development of future SMT-based online education for this target audience.

This article is from Journal of Extension 54 (2016): 1TOT8. Posted with permission.

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Amber Roy, Sarah L. Francis, Angela Shaw and Lakshman Rajagopal. "Promoting Food Safety Awareness for Older Adults by Using Online Education Modules" Journal of Extension Vol. 54 Iss. 1 (2016) p. 1TOT8
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