Study Finds Stories and Songs Can Boost Food Safety and Hygiene

Feb. 4, 2021
Gambia location, photo from

Summary below is from Food Safety News:

"Traditional performing arts could be used in some countries to improve food safety and hygiene, according to a recently published study.

Researchers in The Gambia discovered that mothers’ food safety and hygiene behaviors were improved by a low-cost behavior change community program trialed in rural villages.

After six months, researchers observed that hospital admissions had reduced by 60 percent for diarrhea. After 32 months, the mothers continued improved food safety and hygiene practices, informing and encouraging new mothers to do the same."

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