Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Whats For Lunch....Food Safety Tips

  1. Always wash your hands before and after you make lunch.
  2. Remember to occasionally wash your lunch box or bag.
  3. Wash all fruits and vegetables before preparing to eat them.
  4. Keep meats, eggs, mayonnaise, and dairy products cool
  5. Use frozen juice boxes or freezer packs to keep lunch cool.
  6. Keep lunch boxes out of the sun and away from heat sources.
  7. Hot foods must stay hot to be safe to eat.
  8. Before adding food to an insulated container, preheat using hot water or chill with cold.
  9. Label foods in the lunch box, so your child knows what they're eating, and what goes with what.
  10. Wrap lettuce, tomatoes, carrot stick, and pickles separately from sandwiches or wraps to keep the bread or tortilla from becoming soggy.
  11. Pack a salad dressing or dipping sauce in small reusable plastic containers.
  12. Keep snacks portable by cutting them into bite-size pieces.
  13. put pre-moistened wipes in their lunch to clean hands before and after lunch, or add a paper towel or napkin.

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