Advancing Food Recovery in K-12 School Cafeterias by Removing Food Safety and Operational Barriers of Share Tables

Our group is a co-PI (Lead PI is Dr. Prescott) on this three year research and Extension project funded by:


  • Conduct qualitative interviews with health inspectors to identify the perceived food safety risks that are informing restrictive share table policies: Research
  • Conduct a Quantitative Microbial Risk Assessment (QMRA) of foodborne disease risk due to the consumption of share table food items to address stakeholder food safety concerns and identify best food-safety practices: Research *Our group’s main contribution*
  • Develop share table resources in collaboration with key stakeholders and use a train-the-trainer model to pilot them across approximately 60 schools in the FNS Midwest Region: Extension.
  • Launch and evaluate a national dissemination of our research findings and share table resources to key stakeholders via social media marketing and online professional development dissemination: Extension

More information can be found in the funder’s database.