EXPERTS SHARE TIPS FOR SAFE STUDENT LUNCHES AS SCHOOL REOPENS

Ch 9 - August 11, 2023 11:51 am

Experts are providing tips for safe lunches for students heading back to school.

Experts say parents need to be mindful of foodborne illnesses when packing their student’s lunch box.

The USDA says cold food items need to be kept at 40 degrees or lower in order to prevent bacteria growth.

“There are small ice packs, there are small cold packs, and you can also use a juice box or a water bottle that you put in the freezer the night before and you stick it in the lunchbox,” said Sandra Eskin.

Experts also say to keep kitchen surfaces clean and keep raw meats away from other food items when preparing your child’s lunchbox.

 

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