Protecting the food supply from bioterrorism is the topic of a web course recently posted on the MCHB training website. Food Protection and Defense consists of 7 modules including: Threat/Vulnerability Assessment, Preparedness, and Response. Key learning objectives for the course are to determine likely targets for potential attacks on the food supply and to recognize the role of agencies in preparing for and responding to attacks. Each 5-8 minute module includes additional reading and a quiz.

The course is intended for public health nutritionists and other public health professionals and is appropriate for professional continuing education. Authors are November McGarvey, MPH; Maria Anne Propp, BS; Gail Harrison, PhD; and Marion Taylor Baer, PhD,RD. Funding was provided by the UCLA Partners in Excellence for Leadership in MCH Nutrition through a grant from MCHB. Additional support was provided by the UCLA Center for Public Health and Disasters with assistance from Randal Miller and the Institute for Child Health Policy, University of Florida.

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