The purpose of this study was to use a telephone administered questionnaire to identify elderly persons who receive home-delivered meals food safety knowledge and identify which food safety concepts were misunderstood. The social marketing theory provided the framework to target a specific audience and use descriptive statistics to analyze their food safety knowledge. The results indicated 40% of the participants (n = 90) had adequate food safety knowledge. Most seniors misunderstood food safety concepts: cooks food adequately (26%) and avoid foods from unsafe sources (18%). This study concludes a majority of seniors who receive home-delivered meals have less than adequate food safety knowledge. This study and corresponding research indicate seniors need more information on food safety and a better understanding of the importance of food safety for the prevention of foodborne illness.1 CHAPTER I INTRODUCTION Foodborne illness is a major cause of economic burden, human suffering, and death in the ... With a basic understanding of food safety knowledge, a sizeable proportion of foodborne illnesses can be prevented.
|Title||:||Food Safety Knowledge of Elderly Persons Receiving Home-delivered Meals|
|Author||:||Andrea J. Schmidt|
|Publisher||:||ProQuest - 2009|