Protect Your Children’s School Lunches

School lunch safety and childrenIn a recent article from the National Institutes of Health, Packing School Lunches With Food Safety in Mind by Mary Elizabeth Dallas, several useful tips on how to keep your kids’ lunches safe were discussed.

As a grandmother of two grandchildren, one in second grade and one in preschool, I’m certainly concerned with their well-being. Parents knowing how to prepare and store school lunches is important and this article gives them the information they need.

The article begins with:

Schoolchildren should start each day with a clean lunch bag or box to help prevent the growth of potentially harmful bacteria, according to a food safety expert.
Insulated, vinyl lunch bags are most effective in keeping foods cool and fresh during the day, and when kids get home from school, parents or caregivers should clean the bags with warm soapy water, and allow them to dry completely overnight, said Rutgers University professor Don Schaffner, an extension specialist in food science.

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I hope you find this information helpful.

Eat, live, and play healthy,

Karen Cioffi
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