After School Snacking

This week’s blog: Learn tips for cleaning up, choosing snacks, and using a microwave correctly to prevent food poisoning.

By Diane Van, Food Safety Education Staff Deputy Director, USDA Food Safety and Inspection Service

More than 15 million school-aged children are home alone after school. That means they’ll be making their own after school snacks, without anyone supervising their creative concoctions. Will your kids be eating on their own during the week? If so, you might want to go over these guidelines with them—before they run straight to the refrigerator and snack mindlessly in front of the TV, with their feet on the table and the family dog in their lap.

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