Monday, July 1, 2013

3 Reasons to Teach Kids Food Safety



Here are 3 very important reasons for doing more, right now, to teach kids about safe food handling:
  
  1. US CDC estimates nearly half of all reported foodborne infections occur in children under 15 years of age.
  2. The long-term effects of foodborne illness in young children can be serious, including impaired brain development, kidney failure, or even death.
  3. Children under 9 account for 56% of hospitalizations from salmonellosis and campylobacteriosis - the two most common causes of foodborne illness.
Engage kids early, so they develop safe food handling practices they will use for life. Visit http://www.fightbac.org/kids for access to free resources you can use to teach kids food safety.

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