Food Safety on the Go


“Food Safety on the Go” is a food safety training program for staff, volunteers and clients of home-delivered meal programs. It was developed by the University of Maryland’s Department of Nutrition and Food Science, in collaboration with the Meals On Wheels America under a grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture, National Institute of Food and Agriculture (USDA/NIFA).

“Food Safety on the Go” is made up of 6 modules. Module 1, Food safety basics, is an overview of food safety for all staff and volunteers. Modules 2 through 5 are for specific individuals within a program: Module 2 is for the program director, Module 3 is for the food service management staff, Module 4 is for food service workers (staff and volunteers), and Module 5 is for drivers (staff and volunteers). Module 6, which is for clients, is in the form of magnets for drivers to give to clients. All staff and volunteers should complete Module 1, as well as other relevant modules.

Food Safety On the Go Module

Course Modules

This website provides course materials for both participants and trainers.

Module 1 - Food Safety Basics

Module 2 - Program Director

Module 3 - Food Service Management Staff

Module 4 - Food Service Workers (Staff and Volunteers)

Module 5 - Drivers (Staff and Volunteers)

Module 6 - Clients (Magnets)

Full Course For Trainers

Course Developers

Nadine Sahyoun, Ph.D., R.D., Amy Anderson, Ph.D.
Department of Nutrition and Food Science
University of Maryland

Linda Netterville, M.A., R.D., L.D.
Meals On Wheels America