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    Preparing for Back to School
    Nom Nom Nom! Top 10 Healthy, Nut-Free Snacks for School
    Are you stumped for snack ideas because your child can't eat nuts — or can't bring nuts to school due to a classmate's peanut allergy? Besides fresh fruit and veggies, learn some other easy, packable, healthy snacks that kids can bring to schoo...
    Erin Dower
  • Preparing for Back to School
    10 Nut-Free Lunch Ideas
    Packing nut-free school lunches can be tricky! Whether your child has a peanut or nut allergy himself or his school has banned nut products because of widespread allergies, you can find some creative and safe options that kids will love munching ...
    Erin Dower
  • Kids
    Food Storage
    Tips for Freezing and Thawing Foods
    Tips for Freezing and Thawing Foodsby Jyl Steinback Freeze-Safe Tips Freezer temperatures should never go above 0°F; fluctuating temperatures can affect the quality of frozen foods. Supermarket wrappings are safe for most foods frozen 1 to 2 m...
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    Choking
    Top 9 Choking Foods
    According to the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), one child dies every five days from choking on food, making it the leading cause of death in children ages 14 and under. The AAP is calling for the food industry to change the design and labe...
    Lindsay Hutton
  • Peanut Allergy
    The Prevalence of Peanut Allergy
    The Prevalence of Peanut Allergy First the airlines stopped offering in-flight peanuts. Then you started getting notices from your child's school, or phone calls from the parents of his friends, urging you to avoid sending along any foods contai...
    Nancy Witting
  • General Health Printables
    Your Guide to Seafood Safety
    This wallet-sized printable recommends the amount of fish consumption for children and pregnant women, along with mercury levels. ...
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    Choking
    Top 9 Choking Foods
    According to the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), one child dies every five days from choking on food, making it the leading cause of death in children ages 14 and under. The AAP is calling for the food industry to change the design and labe...
    Lindsay Hutton
  • Toy Finder
    Toy Finder
    Toy Finder
    Find our top picks for the best toys of the year!
    familyeducation editors
  • Kids
    Food Safety
    Food Safety for Your Toddler
    Food Safety for Your Toddler Childproofing Try never to drink hot coffee around your toddler and keep your cup well out of her reach if you do. A single spilled cup of coffee can give your one-year-old third-degree burns over 80 percent of her ...
  • Kids
    Food Storage
    Canning Foods with Care
    Canning Foods with Care In Grandma's day, this canning process was called “putting up” food. Before freezers, the best way to capture the bounty of each season was to preserve foods at home. Although the process is called canning, it's done ...
  • Food and Nutrition Printables
    Food Safety Quiz
    Take this quiz to see how much you know about keeping food safe. ...
  • Kids
    Food Storage
    Safe Storage Times for Refrigerated or Frozen Foods
    Safe Storage Times for Refrigerated or Frozen FoodsProduct Refrigeration (40°F or less) Freezer (0°F) Baked Goods     Unbaked bread   1 month Baked, unfrosted cake (angel food, chiffon, sponge or cheesecake)   2-3 months Baked, unfrosted...
  • Kids
    Lactose Intolerance
    What's the Difference Between Allergy and Intolerance?
    What's the Difference Between Allergy and Intolerance? Food for Thought Don’t confuse a lactose intolerance with a milk allergy. A lactose intolerance involves difficulty digesting the milk sugar lactose; a milk allergy involves an allergic re...
  • Kids
    Food Allergies
    Diagnosing Food Allergies
    Diagnosing Food Allergies Many folks view this whole food-sensitivity business as faddism and quackery, and unfortunately, we have earned this mindset. Did you know that out of the gazillions of people who think they have a food allergy, less th...
  • Kids
    Food Poisoning
    How to Avoid Food Poisoning
    How to Avoid Food Poisoning We've all read reports about undercooked chicken and pork, mayonnaise and eggs left out in the sun too long, seafood that's gone from overripe to bad. What changes these foods from delicious delights to dangerous disa...
  • Kids
    Choking
    Choking Hazards
    Choking Hazards There are countless things a baby or small child could choke on in your house, and a baby will put anything in his mouth. That's why keeping small objects out of reach is so important. Among the major choking hazards are coins, p...
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    Book Finder
    Book Finder
    Find our top picks for the best books of the year!
    familyeducation editors
  • Kids
    Choking
    How to Save Yourself If You're Choking
    How to Save Yourself If You're Choking What if you happen to be the person who chokes on a chicken bone, and there's no one around to help? Don't worry. The Heimlich Maneuver is so versatile, you can even perform it on yourself. Dial the phone...