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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.
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