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 for access to free resources you can use to teach kids food safety.

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