What... (i.e. camp, dance class, birthday party)
        
 
Pick a NYMetroParents Region: All Regions   Manhattan    Brooklyn    Queens    Westchester    Rockland   Fairfield    Nassau    Suffolk  

Resources

   

TRAVEL TIPS: FOOD SAFETY ON THE ROAD

     Home  >  Articles  > News & Tips: Health
by NYMetroParents Staff

Related: food safety, travel, family, advice, tips, checklist, on the road, vacation,


If your family is among the many that will be traveling this summer, heed these food safety tips from the American Dietetic Association/ConAgra Foods Home Food Safety Program.

- Remember to wash hands with soap and water during food preparation, especially between tasks.

- If you can't get to a restroom to wash your hands with soap and water, pack moist towelettes or a hand sanitizer to clean up before digging in.

- Don't let food sit out unrefrigerated for more than two hours; in hot weather (above 90°F), the time is reduced to one hour.

- Pack food with a frozen ice pack or ice in an insulated lunch bag or cooler -- and remember to drop in a refrigerator thermometer to ensure the temperature is kept below 40°F.

- In hot weather, transport food in a cooler (packed with ice or ice packs) in the back seat of an air-conditioned car instead of the trunk.

- If you don't have access to a cooler, try packing frozen juice boxes or bottles of water for a hydrating refresher that will also help keep other foods around them cool.

- If you plan to cook family favorites like hamburgers, hotdogs, or chicken breasts at home to take with on your trip, remember to cook to proper temperatures: hamburgers (at least 160°F), hot dogs (reheated to 160°F), and chicken (165°F).

- Consider packing easy-to-transport, shelf-stable foods: single-serve boxes of cereal, trail mix, popcorn, single-serve applesauce, cans of tuna peanut butter sandwiches, fresh fruit, carrots or celery.

- Don't forget that carry-out and fast-food are also susceptible to food poisoning.


Get Your FREE Indoor Activity eGuide!

More News & Tips: Health Articles

Sick Day: A Plan for When Your Child Stays Home From School
Holtsville Center Focuses on Holistic Healing for the Whole Family
How to Make Halloween a Healthier Holiday in Your Family
Ask the Expert: When to Keep Your Child Home Sick from School
Join the Halloween Candy Buy Back Program to Fight Cavities and Support a Good Cause

Be a good fellow parent and share this with a friend who would be interested
Email Friend

Local News & Tips: Health Sponsors

Brain Builders Tutoring
280 Dobbs Ferry Road
White Plains, NY
914-328-1258
...

Christ the King Continuing Education
68-02 Metropolitan Ave.
Middle Village, New York
718-366-7454
Christ the King Continuing Education is available ...

Performing Arts Conservatory of New York
35-57 89th Street
Jackson Heights, NY
718-639-1425
Performing Arts Conservatory of New York, located ...

Lisa's House of Sweets
917-470-7186
Dip your own chocolate pieces, cookies and treats...

Cody Center for Autism and Developmental Disabilities
5 Medical Dr
Port Jefferson Station, NY
631-632-3070
The Cody Center for Autism and Developmental Disab...
See Our News & Tips: Health Directory

local zones

Nassau

Nassau cont.

Suffolk

Suffolk cont.

Westchester

Westchester cont.

Fairfield

Rockland

Rockland cont.

Queens

Queens cont.

Brooklyn

Brooklyn cont.

Manhattan

Copyright 2014 NY Metro Parents Magazine Site Design: THE VOICE