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Health Tip: Kids Should Learn Microwave Safety

Here's what they need to know

(HealthDay News) -- Kids can learn to prepare easy microwave meals and snacks, but they should know some simple safety rules first.

The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics recommends:

  • Enabling only children who are old enough to read, understand and properly use a microwave.
  • Having potholders nearby, and teaching children to always use them when removing food.
  • Explaining to children the importance of stirring microwaved food before eating to distribute heat and avoid burns.
  • Teaching children how to open containers so that steam doesn't blow directly into the face or hands.
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