popular topics in food safety

  • 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
  • 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
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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
  • 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. ...
  • 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
    Food Additives
    Food Additives
    Food AdditivesPyridoxine hydrochloride. Niacinamide. Thiamin mononitrate. Sodium ascorbate. The gobbledygook on food label ingredient lists may sound suspicious, like chemical additives you want nothing to do with, never mind feed to your child. ...
  • 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...
  • Food and Nutrition Printables
    Food Safety Quiz
    Take this quiz to see how much you know about keeping food safe. ...
  • 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...
  • Kids
    Heimlich Maneuver
    Special Heimlich Maneuvers for Special Situations
    Special Heimlich Maneuvers for Special Situations First Aids The “finger sweep” is a technique that can be used if you can see the object causing the choking (in adults and children). If the person in trouble is not someone in your family, d...
  • Kids
    Food Storage
    Summer Food Safety
    Summer Food Safety Watch Out! Keep your children away from grills or outdoor cooking fires at all times. Barbecue tools should be off limits, too. Summer wouldn't be complete without picnics and barbecues. But be careful: Federal government stud...
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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
  • 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...
  • Kids
    Food Allergies
    Terms for Common Allergens
    Terms for Common AllergensCheck labels and ingredient lists for the following words, which indicate the presence of a particular allergen. Allergen Ingredient Term Ingredient Term Milk Milk Buttermilk Casein Caseinate Cheese Cott...
  • Kids
    Food Allergies
    Children's Health: Food Allergies
    Children's Health: Food AllergiesIt is important to be aware of food allergies, especially if your child may be at risk for developing a food allergy. Children can be at higher risk if they have an allergy to any type of food or formula, or if th...