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Heads up re: packing lunches safely!
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Haylen_WebMD_Staff posted:
Here's a new study that is troubling - I pack both my kids lunches every weekday.

Study shows that perishable foods in these lunches are often potentially hazardous because the foods are not always kept at safe temperatures.

The statistics are pretty grim - even with an ice pack!

I use one ice pack on the bottom of the lunch box - I make sure when it's picked up by the handle that the perishables (cheese, yogurt, etc) are nestled against the ice.

How do you pack lunches?

Haylen
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Mainemommy responded:
EWwwww well one thing there is no danger of a Maine classroom every being being that warm. Except in June. Also do they mean an actual brown bag? Cause if I ever send one it will be in a cooler bag. DH takes his lunch to work in a cooler as well I actually try to get the ice cooly thinging on top because cool sinks
Steph 37 DH 42 DD 9 Asthma eczema and allergies DS 5 Eczema and milk allergy Backwards in High Heels
 
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Haylen_WebMD_Staff replied to Mainemommy's response:
I just posted this on the WebMD Facebook page and the posts were basically "I had my lunch packed everyday and I'm fine - kids are too coddled today" LOL....


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