Health and Nutrition Information for Preschoolers

Food Safety

Preschoolers' immune systems are still developing.

This makes it easier for them to become ill.  That's why it's important to follow the recommended food safety guidelines.

Keep food safe to eat by following these general guidelines for everyone to avoid foodborne illness:

CLEAN: Wash hands and surfaces often.
SEPARATE: Don't cross-contaminate. For example, after cutting meat, wash the knife before using it to cut vegetables.
COOK: Cook to proper temperature using a food thermometer.
CHILL: Refrigerate promptly.

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Mom and child packing lunchIn addition, follow these specific guidelines for preschoolers:

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