(HealthDay News) -- Snacking may be the first thing on a child's mind after school. But young ones should also take steps to prevent getting sick.
The Foodsafety.gov website offers these tips:
- Make sure children immediately refrigerate all lunch bags and leftovers.
- Teach children to wash hands before preparing or eating a snack.
- Make sure they use clean utensils.
- Have children wash all vegetables and fruit, even if these foods will be peeled.