Back To School Food Safety Tips

September marks the beginning of a new school year. Here are some tips to ensure that kids of all ages have a healthy back-to-school.

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    Always wash your hands.
    Use soap and warm water for 20 seconds before and after handling food and eating.
    Sing "Happy Birthday" twice to get your timing right!


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    Rinse fresh whole fruits and vegetables under running tap water before packing them into a lunch.


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    Use an insulated lunch box and insulated bottle to keep hot foods hot.
    Use freezer packs or solid frozen juice boxes to keep cold foods cold.


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    Perishable food such as meat, poultry, or egg sandwiches not eaten at lunchtime should be discarded.



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