Health Tip: Snacking After School

Take steps to avoid getting sick

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(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.

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