The Food Safety Department of the Ministry of Agriculture of the Czech Republic organized special event called “Den zdraví” within the exhibition Země živitelka 2019 in České Budějovice.
Throughout this day, children could join several activities:
1. “Pitný režim“ - Activities related to drinking regime. How much liquids do I needed per one day? Which drinks are healthy or unhealthy?
2. “Co patří do lednice?“ - Activities focused on proper foods storage. Foods that should/should not be kept in the refrigerator/freezer?
3. “Trávení“ – Activities aimed at human digestion.
4. “Víš, co jíš a neseš?“ - Activities which demonstrates overweight or even obesity. Children can try how does it feel to carry unnecessary kilograms of body fat.
In the end of these games and activities, children received gifts, such as coloring books, memory games and magnetic bookmarks.
Furthermore, the artistic duo called Vanda and Standa prepared an entertaining musical performance entitled “Přijede k nám návštěva”. All little participators including their parents were satisfied. They gained beneficial knowledge about healthy diet, importance of sport and movement, proper hygiene and handling with foodstuff. Last, but not least, the rest of the visitors appreciated educational materials and publications.
Information (promo) tent of Food Safety Information Center of the Ministry of Agriculture was opened during the whole day. Information materials and publications related to nutrition, health and food safety were available for all visitors.
Author: Food Safety Information Center, Ministry of Agriculture of the Czech Republic
Animal diseases transmissible to humans and food safety
The publication issued in 2018 provides a brief overview of zoonoses - diseases that are naturally transmissible, directly or indirectly, betwen animals and humans, for example via contaminated foodstuffs.
The publication is focused on infections, the source of which is mostly food. There are elaborated chapters on salmonellosis, campylobacteriosis, tuberculosis, brucellosis, trichinosis, parasitosis, leptospirosis, listeriosis, spongiform encephalopathy (mad cow disease) and other diseases.
The individual chapters present a brief characteristics of the disease agents and incidence of certain animal and human diseases.
Furthermore there is information on the current disease situation, the disease risks and the prevention of infections.
The aim of the publication is to inform the general public about the issue of zoonoses, to ensure food safety and also to familiarize the general public with the activities of the relevant supervisory authorities.
The publication is not translated into English.
For futher information about zoonoses go to the website such as for example
The Food Safety Information Center (ICBP) also provided communication with a broad public in 2017. The main ICBP information channel – website www.bezpecnostpotravin.cz - has offered interesting articles in the field of food safety and healthy diet, the supervisory authorities reports, Rapid Alert System for Food and Feed, invitations to fun educational events and other information. The site's viewing has risen again - comparing with 2016, the number of website visitors by www.bezpecnostpotravin.cz has increased from 1,519,849 to 2,017,835.
On the websites www.viscojis.cz and www.viscojis.cz/teens and www.foodsafety.cz data updates were guaranteed in 2017.
Activities ICBP in 2017
• 10 lectures were held with about 402 consumers taking part. In the framework of education of children and young people there were 160 educational programs in which 5, 161 elementary and nursery pupils were acquainted with the issues of proper nutrition and safe food handling.
• 3 fun educational events for children were held: at the International Day of Children at Střelecký Island in Prague, at the exhibition of Země živitelka in České Budějovice and at the National Museum of Agriculture in Prague. These events were attended by nearly 2,000 children.
• Since November 2017 on the website www.bezpecnostpotravin.cz was available the application "Do you eat?". A new part of the application entitled "Nutrition in a Nutshell" is available also which, besides clear and practical information from the world of nutrition offers the calculation of the body weight index and energy intake and nutrient.
• The e-learning course was updated and supplemented with additional modules for pedagogues and students of secondary schools with food focus and for pedagogues and students of grammar schools. Its second year was launched in October 2017 and a total of 33 schools were registered.
• There were published and gradually distributed about 81 000 materials with subjects of food safety and healthy diet.
The Ministry of Agriculture‘s Food Safety Information Center (FSIC) is designed primarily as a communication centre in relation to the public. Its aim is not only to improve mutual communication of all the interested parties but, in particular, to make accurate, generally accessible information covering the entire food production chain from the farm to the consumer (including feed) referred to as "F2F" ("Farm to Fork"), available early enough to the general public.
The Ministry of Agriculture also provides the comprehensive informational background for non-governmental (other than state-run) organisations involved and co-operating in the sphere of food safety. Our goal is to make the general public familiar with the problems of food safety in the form of topical news, warnings against risks, information on the results of research in the field of foodstuffs, nutrition, food technologies, hygiene, etc.
In addition to the papers on the respective topical subjects, we intend to offer to the visitors of our website the long-time experience of established specialists and the extensive information background of the Ministry of Agriculture.
Food Safety Information Center provides
1) Web sites and applications:
www.bezpecnostpotravin.cz; www.foodsafety.cz; www.viscojis.cz/teens;
2) Lectures for children and other interested people
3) Informative materials, leaflets and professional brochures:
Food Safety Information Centre has created a new training programme for primary school pupils.
Food Safety Information Centre of the Ministry of Agriculture has created a new tutorial to interactive whiteboards "Jíme zdravě a s chutí" which is aimed at primary school pupils and teachers. The programme is divided into several separate modules so as to be the most usable in practice for the teachers´ actual needs. Interactive exercises in the particular modules are complemented by the activity workbook for primary school children "Jíme zdravě a s chutí”.
The tutorial is partly based on recommendations of the World Health Organization (WHO) "Five Keys to Safe Food." It covers topics of healthy nutrition and hygiene in food handling and it introduces the agricultural issue in a playful way. The tutorial also includes a short instructional videos, interactive competitions, games and fun testing of the gained knowledge.
Each teacher has the opportunity to choose either an entire program or just individual modules to his teaching: Movement, Digestive System, Teeth, Water intake, Nutrition, Healthy lunch, Healthy plate, Food origin - animals (Poultry, Rabbits, Cows, Sheep, Pigs, Processing milk), Food origin - plants (Plants, Fruit and Vegetables), Bacteria, Fungi, Food handling, What have you learned, Play, Fruit and Vegetables - practicing.
Registration and downloading the tutorial into Interactive Whiteboard is free.
Registration and more information here.
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