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During Kids Eat Right Month, Teach Kids the Importance of Food Safety

Friday, July 17, 2015  
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Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and ConAgra Foods’ Home Food Safety program offers information to keep families safe from food poisoning

CHICAGO –Food safety is a serious concern with one in six Americans getting sick from food poisoning per year. Young children are even more susceptible to food poisoning because their immune systems aren’t developed enough to fight foodborne infections.

This August, during Kids Eat Right Month, the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, through its Home Food Safety program, encourages all parents to teach kids how to reduce their risk of food poisoning at home with four simple steps: 1) wash, 2) separate, 3) cook and 4) refrigerate.  Click here for more information.