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Safety and Hygiene in Eating for Older Toddlers


Toddlers who are under the age of 5 could eat like the rest of the family. They also have a changeable appetite, so they could eat a variety of foods. These young children are vulnerable to bacteria that can put them at risk. Thus, it is important to make sure the foods they eat are safe.

Whether at childcare in Bronx, New York or at home, it is important to know the guidelines in food preparation. Following these safety food preparation tips can help avoid health risks for children.

  • Spoons, bowls, and other utensils used for feeding and cooking must be thoroughly washed
  • All food must be well-cooked and must be served until lukewarm
  • Don’t reuse foods that are half-eaten and make sure to check uncooked food before giving it to the kids

In a preschool in New York, children are taught proper hygiene before eating. Teachers guide toddlers in handwashing and they make sure to keep surfaces clean before eating. Eating with dirty hands can cause indigestion and food poisoning.

We provide a safer and more fun environment for children at head start pre-k. We make sure children experience new food packed with the right nutrition.

For more information about our programs, contact us at Sharon Baptist Head Start.

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