Populations at Higher Risk for Food-Borne Illnesses


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Which segment of the population is particularly at risk of contracting food-borne illnesses?

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1. What is a food-borne illness?

2. What is one of the best ways to help children avoid food-borne illnesses?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The quiz and worksheet will gauge your comprehension of food-borne illnesses. Subjects you will need to understand include actions higher risk populations should take to avoid food-borne illnesses and the reason why older people are at risk for food-borne illnesses.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use the printable worksheet and interactive quiz to understand:

  • Food-borne illness
  • The reason why older people are vulnerable
  • The best prevention method against food-borne illnesses for children
  • The actions vulnerable populations should carry out to avoid illness
  • The populations at risk for getting a food-borne illnesses

Skills Practiced

The following proficiencies will be evaluated in the quiz and worksheet:

  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding food-borne illnesses and interpret it correctly
  • Knowledge application- use your knowledge to answer a question about the actions vulnerable populations should take in order to avoid food-borne illnesses
  • Information recall- access the knowledge you've gained regarding the reason why older people are vulnerable against food-borne illnesses

Additional Learning

To better understand food-borne illnesses, review the complementary lesson called Populations at Higher Risk for Food-Borne Illnesses. The following objectives are found in the lesson:

  • Identify the side effects of food-borne illnesses
  • Learn about the age of children who are especially vulnerable
  • Review what pregnant women should do to avoid food-borne illnesses
  • Recall how people with weakened immune systems are vulnerable against food-borne illnesses