Each of the articles below highlight results gathered from the Hands On: Real World Lessons for Middle School Classrooms program.  As more research is conducted, additional articles will be added

Hands On: Food Safety research

Beavers, A., Richards, J., McCallum, R. S.,​ Davidson, P. M., Skolits, G., & Brandon, M. (2012).Measuring self-efficacy of food safety in adolescent populations. Food Protection Trends. (In Review).

Pedigo, A.; Richards, J.; Saxton, A. M.; D’Souza, D., & Draughon, F. A. (2009) Characterization of food safety knowledge, attitudes, and behaviors of adolescents in east Tennessee. Journal of Food Protection Trends 29(10), 626-641.

Richards, J., Pratt, C., Skolits, G., Burney, J., (2012). Developing and evaluating the impact of a train-the-trainer model for effectively disseminating food safety education to middle school students. Journal of Extension (In Press).

Richards, J. & Skolits, G. (2009). Sustaining Instructional Change: The Impact of Professional Development on Teacher Adoption of a New Instructional Strategy. Research in the Schools 16(2), 41-59.

Skolits, G. & Richards, J. (2009). Designing and Applying Project Fidelity Assessment for a Teacher Implemented Middle School Instructional Improvement Pilot Intervention.” Canadian Journal of Program Evaluation 24(1), 135-158.

Richards, J. (2008). Beyond Bacteria: Science and the Art of Food Safety. Middle Ground 12(2),35-36.

Richards, J.; Skolits, G.; Burney, J.; Pedigo, A.; & Draughon, F.A. (2008). Validation of an interdisciplinary food safety curriculum targeted at middle school students and correlated to state educational standards. Journal of Food Science Education 7:54-61.

Richards, J.; Skolits, G.; Richards, H.; & Draughon, F. A. (2006) “Snapshots of Science in Practice: The Science of Salmonella.” Educational Leadership, vol. 64 (4), December 2006/January 2007.