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Summer Food Safety!

Summer is officially here, which means a lot of us will be firing up the grill and heading out to barbeques and outdoor events! It’s always important to keep food safety in mind, but especially in the hot summer months. With temperatures reaching the 90’s and more...

Choking Hazards for Toddlers and Infants!

Common foods that cause choking: Whole grapes Nuts and seeds Popcorn Hotdogs Raw vegetables Large amounts of peanut butter Hard sticky candy Marshmallows How to avoid choking: Cut up food into pieces smaller than ½ inch thick Cook vegetables until soft Offer well...

Getting your kid involved in the kitchen (safely)!

2-3 Year Olds Wash vegetables in the sink Tear lettuce and other greens into pieces Pull herbs from stems Stir with large spoon (avoid foods that are hot) Brush oil onto foods with a basting brush Sprinkle herbs/seasonings onto food Hand items to an adult to put away...

Food Safety Basics!

Clean: Wash Hands and Surfaces Often Wash hands with warm water and soap before and after touching food and after using the bathroom Wash your hands after playing with pets Wash cutting boards, dishes, utensils and counter tops with hot soapy water after preparing...