The Safe Recipe Style Guide

Another E-Learning assignment coming your way that features the safe recipe style guide!  Recently, I participated in a webinar on this topic and had been wanting to incorporate it into my foods classes when teaching about or reinforcing food safety practices.  The safe recipe style guide assignment can be used as a normal assignment even when classes aren’t virtual.  So, check it out and see if you can add it to your remote learning lesson file!


  • Be sure you have taught food safety concepts so students understand the importance of this assignment. See similar lessons below if you need ideas.
  • Begin by showing students this video to introduce building a recipe the right way.
  • To learn more about the building a safe recipe initiative, have students complete the Graphic Organizer using the Safe Recipe Style Guide News Release.


  • iPads or Laptops
  • Recipe Books or Magazine (only if hand-generating)
  • Colored Pencils or Markers (only if hand-generating)


  • Share with students the new safe recipe style guide components that must be included in their rewritten recipe as they apply. The components include: temperature, hand-washing, cross contamination, and produce.
  • Also provide students with examples of recipes written to include the above components, pointing out that they are shown in a different color.
  • Review the requred criteria for the assignment:
    • Recipe selected must be a family friendly meal, using common ingredients.
    • Preparation & Cook Time for the meal must be 30 minutes or less.
    • Must include 3-5 MyPlate food groups (fruits, vegetables, proteins, dairy, grains)
    • Must include the original recipe–you can retype or copy/paste into a document.
    • Rewritten recipes must incorporate the food safety style guide components as they apply to your meal.
    • Food safety style guide components must stand out and be represented in color.
    • Recipes (both) must include an image of the meal.


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