Sep 2, 2019
The new school year is underway and that means parents are scrambling to get sack lunches put together before the kids head out the door. Kansas State University food scientist Karen Blakeslee says parents need to be practicing good food safety habits when packing the lunch. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says approximately one in six Americans – or about 48 million people – get sick each year from foodborne diseases. Children are the most vulnerable to food poisoning, so it makes sense to take extra precautions when making the lunches they take to school. Blakeslee says that starts with washing your hands before preparing the sack lunch.
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