October 2, 2003
Food Poisoning in Kids
Younger children are more susceptible
(HealthDayNews) -- Children under age 5 are especially susceptible to food poisoning because their immune systems aren't fully developed.
Help protect them with these tips from All Children's Hospital in St. Petersburg, Fla.:
- Keep hot foods hot and cold foods cold.
- Wash your hands before preparing food, in between preparing different food courses, and after you've finished making the meal.
- When grilling chicken, beef or pork, ensure that it's fully cooked by making sure there are no pink juices coming from the meat.
- Buy pasteurized fruit juices.