Accessing Safe Food Handling Practices and their Determinants among Canadian Households with Children

dc.contributor.advisorPapadopoulos, Andrew
dc.contributor.authorObande, David
dc.date.accessioned2023-01-04T17:55:05Z
dc.date.available2023-01-04T17:55:05Z
dc.date.copyright2023-01
dc.date.created2022-12-20
dc.degree.departmentDepartment of Population Medicineen_US
dc.degree.grantorUniversity of Guelphen
dc.degree.nameMaster of Scienceen_US
dc.degree.programmePopulation Medicineen_US
dc.description.abstractThis thesis investigates domestic setting food safety practices of primary food preparers for children in Canada. The first study was a systematic review that focused on understanding trends in the prevalence of food safety knowledge and practices among parents or caregivers of young children. Key findings include a lack of knowledge and use of food thermometers and components of safe storage practices (i.e., chilling and reheating). Our meta-regression model also shows that hand hygiene before meal preparation and keeping leftovers out of the “danger zone” improved recently. The second study used logistics regression models to identify which socio-demographic factors influence parents'/caregivers' safe food handling practices in Canadian households with children. We found that families with high income and education levels demonstrated poor hand hygiene and unsafe food storage practices. Moreover, families with two or more children, men, and those living in urban areas are key groups that need to be targeted for safe food-handling interventions.en_US
dc.identifier.citationObande, D., Young, I., Gao, J. L., Pearl, D. L., Papadopoulos, A. "Systematic review and meta-regression of food safety knowledge and behaviour of primary food preparers for young children in the home setting," Food Control. doi.org/10.1016/j.foodcont.2022.109455
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/10214/27362
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.publisherUniversity of Guelphen
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dc.subjectChildrenen_US
dc.subjectFood safetyen_US
dc.subjectKnowledgeen_US
dc.subjectBehaviouren_US
dc.subjectHomeen_US
dc.titleAccessing Safe Food Handling Practices and their Determinants among Canadian Households with Childrenen_US
dc.typeThesisen

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