Aug 8, 2022
In addition to packing a school lunch that has nutritional value, it’s important to consider food safety. According to Kansas State University food scientist Karen Blakeslee, dangerous bacteria can rapidly build up in food that is not kept at a safe temperature and can case food borne illness. Blakeslee, who is also the coordinator of the university’s Rapid Response Center, says the key to packing a school lunch that remains out of the danger zone for promoting bacteria growth is making sure cold foods stay cold and hot foods stay hot.
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