Food Safety 101
It's critical to pass on critical food safety rules to your child now, to establish healthy eating habits. Teach your child to store her wash her hands before lunch, store her reuseable bag in a cool, dry place and always give her food a once-over before digging in. "If something looks or smells funny, don't eat it," cautions Sheth. Sometimes kids chow down on lunch leftovers after school, when food can be at dangerous temperatures. Avoid any worry by having your little one toss her leftovers immediately after eating lunch.