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Enjoy the Sun, Not the Germs: Keeping Food Safe during Warmer Days

Warm weather and longer days have us looking forward to summer BBQs, picnics, and long days at the beach. However, we aren’t the only ones who enjoy the sunshine- harmful bacteria in food multiply quickly in hot, humid conditions. Infants, young children, seniors, pregnant women, and people with weakened immune systems are at highest risk of food poisoning. Keep the following food safety tips in mind to prevent a bug from spoiling your picnic. Before you …

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Staying Safe

As a dietitian, I have the opportunity to learn about an incredible variety of foods and ways of eating that I had never conceived of before. Some time ago I was chatting with a gentleman in the grocery store line who described to me what he was planning to make for dinner. It involved ground beef mixed with an egg and seasoned with salt and pepper. That was it – no heating at all.  As …

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