Manage episode 120092667 series 96745
On hectic mornings, take the time to pack a nutritious and safe lunch for you and your children with these tips.
Start off each day fresh by washing lunch boxes and lunch bags with warm, soapy water after each use.
Perishable foods should not be left out of refrigeration for more than two hours, but many students don't have access to a refrigerator at school.
Help keep your child's lunch safe by packing it in an insulated lunch bag or lunch box and including an ice pack or frozen beverage container.
When building lunches, choose whole-grain breads, low-fat or fat-free dairy options and lean meats and proteins.
Sarah Krieger, MPH, RDN is here to share her top food safety tips, refrigerator safety, the importance of a food thermometer and some new healthy meal ideas.
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