Here are 3 very important reasons for doing more, right now, to teach kids about safe food handling:
- US CDC estimates nearly half of all reported foodborne infections occur in children under 15 years of age.
- The long-term effects of foodborne illness in young children can be serious, including impaired brain development, kidney failure, or even death.
- 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.