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DPD directors' attitudes are more favorable toward food-safety education than certification.
J Am Diet Assoc. 2002 Jul; 102(7):930-6.JA

Abstract

OBJECTIVE

To determine the prevalence of food-safety education in didactic programs in dietetics (DPDs) across the United States and factors associated with the provision of this education and to explore DPD directors' attitudes toward food safety.

SUBJECTS

The population consisted of 230 DPD directors listed in The American Dietetic Association's 1998-1999 Directory of Dietetics Programs. Overall, 146 directors participated in the study, yielding a 64% response rate.

DESIGN

The nature and prevalence of food-safety education and certification, as well as DPD directors' attitudes toward food safety, were assessed by means of a survey instrument. Statistical analyses Descriptive statistics were calculated. Analysis of variance, t test, and chi2 were used to assess differences in DPD directors' attitudes toward food-safety education and certification on the basis of demographic variables.

RESULTS

Among dietetics programs, 40% had dietetics majors receive 16 or more hours of food-safety education; 38% (n=54) of DPDs had dietetics majors complete a food-safety certification examination. DPD directors agreed that food safety is an important concept within dietetics education; however, they held differing views regarding certification.

APPLICATIONS/CONCLUSIONS

Dietetics educators need to familiarize themselves with food-safety certification, weigh the pros and cons, and determine whether or not certification should be an academic goal. Partnering with associations and the foodservice industry to offer cost-effective food-safety training and certification opportunities is suggested.

Authors+Show Affiliations

West Chester University, Sturzebecker Health Sciences Center, PA 19383, USA. sgross@wcupa.eduNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

12146553

Citation

Gross, Sandra M., and Jeffreye Harris. "DPD Directors' Attitudes Are More Favorable Toward Food-safety Education Than Certification." Journal of the American Dietetic Association, vol. 102, no. 7, 2002, pp. 930-6.
Gross SM, Harris J. DPD directors' attitudes are more favorable toward food-safety education than certification. J Am Diet Assoc. 2002;102(7):930-6.
Gross, S. M., & Harris, J. (2002). DPD directors' attitudes are more favorable toward food-safety education than certification. Journal of the American Dietetic Association, 102(7), 930-6.
Gross SM, Harris J. DPD Directors' Attitudes Are More Favorable Toward Food-safety Education Than Certification. J Am Diet Assoc. 2002;102(7):930-6. PubMed PMID: 12146553.
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TY - JOUR T1 - DPD directors' attitudes are more favorable toward food-safety education than certification. AU - Gross,Sandra M, AU - Harris,Jeffreye, PY - 2002/7/31/pubmed PY - 2002/8/14/medline PY - 2002/7/31/entrez SP - 930 EP - 6 JF - Journal of the American Dietetic Association JO - J Am Diet Assoc VL - 102 IS - 7 N2 - OBJECTIVE: To determine the prevalence of food-safety education in didactic programs in dietetics (DPDs) across the United States and factors associated with the provision of this education and to explore DPD directors' attitudes toward food safety. SUBJECTS: The population consisted of 230 DPD directors listed in The American Dietetic Association's 1998-1999 Directory of Dietetics Programs. Overall, 146 directors participated in the study, yielding a 64% response rate. DESIGN: The nature and prevalence of food-safety education and certification, as well as DPD directors' attitudes toward food safety, were assessed by means of a survey instrument. Statistical analyses Descriptive statistics were calculated. Analysis of variance, t test, and chi2 were used to assess differences in DPD directors' attitudes toward food-safety education and certification on the basis of demographic variables. RESULTS: Among dietetics programs, 40% had dietetics majors receive 16 or more hours of food-safety education; 38% (n=54) of DPDs had dietetics majors complete a food-safety certification examination. DPD directors agreed that food safety is an important concept within dietetics education; however, they held differing views regarding certification. APPLICATIONS/CONCLUSIONS: Dietetics educators need to familiarize themselves with food-safety certification, weigh the pros and cons, and determine whether or not certification should be an academic goal. Partnering with associations and the foodservice industry to offer cost-effective food-safety training and certification opportunities is suggested. SN - 0002-8223 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/12146553/DPD_directors'_attitudes_are_more_favorable_toward_food_safety_education_than_certification_ L2 - https://linkinghub.elsevier.com/retrieve/pii/S0002-8223(02)90211-7 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -