By DAN RAHN University of Georgia
You pack your child’s lunch for school early in the morning, but she doesn’t eat it until lunchtime. Is it still safe then? Foodborne illnesses can be serious, even deadly, for young children especially. But lunch doesn’t have to be risky.
“It’s not hard to keep packed lunches safe,” said Connie Crawley, a Cooperative Extension nutrition and health specialist with the University of Georgia College of Family and Consumer Sciences. “But it takes some thought and preparation.”
In a packed school lunch, Crawley said, food safety depends on what you pack and how you pack it.
Choosing the food is a big step. Many of your child’s favorites are perfectly safe at room temperature.Continue Reading Don’t let danger sneak into your child’s lunchbox; it’s not hard to keep food safe