Packed Lunches Might Be Unsafe

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Registered: 06-27-2006
Packed Lunches Might Be Unsafe
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Tue, 08-09-2011 - 1:31pm

"Researchers at the University of Texas at Austin tested the temperatures of 700 packed lunches of 3- to 5-year-old children at one day-care center. Their findings, released Monday, showed that even in a heated thermal container or in a bag with ice packs, as many as 90 percent of lunches were in the "thermal danger zone" that could cause foodborne illness."

How do you keep your kids lunches cool? 1, 2, ice packs? Pack the popular PB&J's that don't need to be refrigerated?

http://www.montgomeryadvertiser.com/article/20110809/NEWS01/108090327/Safety-homemade-school-lunches-questioned?odyssey=mod|newswell|text|Frontpage|s

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Registered: 04-08-2008
Tue, 08-09-2011 - 10:44pm
My boys have insulated lunch bags and I put in a large ice pack in each. I freeze their yogurts too so those keep things cool as well. I will admit that they eat a lot of PB&J too *blush*. They love it and it is super easy to make so they have one a couple times a week.

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Registered: 06-27-2006
Wed, 08-10-2011 - 9:16am

Hey, no reason to be embarrased about PB&Js. According to one of the stories I read yesterday, they don't need to be chilled.