As Americans settle into their new fall routines with sending kids back to school and returning to work after relaxing vacations, they are packing more lunches for both school and work in an effort to save money. In this economy, packing your lunch or your child’s can save your family money, and ensure a safe and healthy meal.
The Food Safety and Inspection Service of the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) released a report on the importance of food safety for “packed” lunches brought from home. Here are some suggested tips to follow while packing your lunch for school or work:
Following these simple steps will help you and your to family enjoy a “packed” lunch at school and work, while keeping the food that you eat safe.
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