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Safe Food Preparation

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    Baylor College of Medicine

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Safe Food Preparation

In this activity about food safety and nutrition, learners investigate safe food preparation by making fruit ice cream. This lesson guide includes background information, variations and bilingual (English/Spanish) recipe cards.

Quick Guide

Preparation Time:
10 to 30 minutes

Learning Time:
30 to 45 minutes

Estimated Materials Cost:
$5 - $10 per group of students

Age Range:
Ages 8 - 14

Resource Types:
Activity, Lesson/Lesson Plan

English, Spanish

Materials List (per group of students)

  • Clean-up supplies
  • Rock Salt
  • Ice
  • Clear, resealable plastic bags, freezer weight, 12 in. x 15 in. (gal size)
  • Measuring cups
  • Measuring spoons
  • Whole milk
  • Unflavored gelatin
  • Orange juice
  • Clear, resealable plastic bags, freezer weight, 4 in. x 6 in.
  • Plastic spoons
  • Sugar
  • Copies of Good and Healthy sheet


  • Life Sciences
    • Diversity of Life
      • Viruses and Bacteria
    • Human Body
      • Health and Nutrition
      • Immune System
  • The Nature of Science
    • Science and Society
      • Risks and Benefits

Informal Categories

  • Food and Cooking


To use this activity, learners need to:

  • see
  • read
  • touch

Learning styles supported:

  • Involves hands-on or lab activities


Foreign language versions of this resource:

Components that are part of this resource:

Includes alignment to state and/or national standards

This resource is part of:

Access Rights:

  • Free access


  • Moreno, Nancy P.; Tharp, Barbara Z.


  • All Rights Reserved, Baylor College of Medicine, ©2011

Funding Sources:

  • National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, R25 ES10698
  • National Center for Research Resources, R25 RR13454