Project Summary / AbstractThe 2019 Consumer Food Safety Education Conference will take place March 6-8 atthe Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Resort in Orlando, Florida. The theme of the2019 meeting will be: ?From Consumers to Chefs: Food Safety Education Matters?. Weexpect 400 health and food safety educators nationwide to attend. The seventh event inthis conference series, the Consumer Food Safety Education Conference (CFSEC)aims to reduce the rate of foodborne illness in the United States by empowering healthand food safety educators with the tools they need to effectively engage consumers onthe topic of safe food handling practices that reduce the risk of illness. These aims alignwith the Food and Drug Administration CFSAN?s function to provide consumereducation and charge to protect public health. The conference will: ? Provide opportunities to network and engage in collaborative dialogue with health and food safety educators from all sectors. ? Feature take-home strategies to support attendees in influencing food safety knowledge, attitudes, and behaviors of consumers. ? Equip participants with the tools and resources needed to address their biggest food safety education program challenges.Principal Areas of the Conference:1. Removing Barriers: Communicate effectively with your consumer audience2. Program Tools: Refresh your outreach toolbox3. Evolving Approaches in Engaging Consumers: Know your data4. Context is Everything: Safe food handling and today?s food landscape5. Show It! Effective, low cost food prep demonstrations to engage consumersThe conference sponsor is the non-profit Partnership for Food Safety Education, its 25contributing partner organizations and federal liaisons in the U.S. Department ofAgriculture, and the Department of Health and Human Services.