Keeping Lunch Safe

If your child’s school doesn’t have fridges or microwaves for students to use, it can be a challenge to keep hot and cold foods at a safe temperature until lunch. Keeping hot foods hot and cold foods cold can prevent the growth of unwanted germs that can make children sick. Food shouldn’t sit at room temperature for more than two hours, especially if it has meat, egg, cheese, fish, mayonnaise or poultry.

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