Statewide—Summer has come to an end and families across the country are trading in beach balls and bicycles for backpacks and notebooks. But back-to-school time is also followed by cold and flu season. Having the whole family follow some simple healthy behaviors can help them avoid all kinds of illnesses this time of year, including the topic: foodborne illness. Proper handwashing is the best thing you can do to stop the spread of germs and avoid getting your little ones sick.“USDA research in collaboration with RTI International and NC State University has found that consumers are failing to properly wash their hands 97 percent of the time,” said Dr. Mindy Brashears, Deputy Under Secretary Food Safety. “Washing hands is one of the most effective ways to prevent illness, including foodborne illness.”Be sure that everyone follows these steps:Wet hands with clean, warm running water, turn off the tap, and apply soap.Lather hands by rubbing them together with the soap. Be sure to lather the backs of hands, between your fingers, and under nails.Scrub hands for at least 20 seconds.Rinse hands well under clean, warm running water.Dry hands using a clean towel or paper towel Parents and caregivers who are tasked with preparing lunch for themselves and their children should be a good role model by showing children how to properly wash their hands. Wash your hands and cooking surfaces before and after handling food. It is not only important to have clean hands, but also make sure lunch boxes and coolers are clean before packing.Lunch Packing TipsIf the lunch contains perishable food items like luncheon meats, eggs, cheese or yogurt, make sure to pack it with at least two cold sources, such as freezer packs. Harmful bacteria multiply rapidly so perishable food transported without a cold source won’t stay safe long.Frozen juice boxes or water can also be used as freezer packs. Freeze these items overnight and use with at least one other freezer pack. By lunchtime, the liquids should be thawed and ready to drink.If packing a hot lunch, like soup, chili or stew, use an insulated container to keep it hot. Fill the container with boiling water, let stand for a few minutes, empty, and then put in the piping hot food. Tell children to keep the insulated container closed until lunchtime to keep the food at 140°F or above.If packing a child’s lunch the night before, parents should leave it in the refrigerator overnight. The meal will stay cold longer because everything will be refrigerator temperature when it is placed in the lunchbox.
Also Read: Floyd Mayweather Leaves Cristiano Ronaldo, Lionel Messi Behind, Tops Forbes Rich ListAmir Khan hits back at haters So shocked by all the hate I’m getting on my Twitter & instagram for wishing everyone Merry Christmas and posting a picture with my family in Christmas outfits. Just want to tell those people ‘I don’t give a f**k’— Amir Khan (@amirkingkhan) December 26, 2019 Written By Suraj Alva Wishing you a magical and blissful holiday! Merry Christmas 🎄 #khanfamily @FaryalxMakhdoom #MerryChrismas pic.twitter.com/Lli9NRPhRd— Amir Khan (@amirkingkhan) December 25, 2019 WATCH US LIVE FOLLOW US SUBSCRIBE TO US LIVE TV First Published: 30th December, 2019 17:02 IST Also Read: Mike Tyson Slams Floyd Mayweather For Calling Himself Greater Than Muhammad AliAmir Khan boxing against Floyd MayweatherMeanwhile, the 33-year-old Amir Khan has refused to rule out fighting Floyd Mayweather after the American announced that he is planning his in-ring return. Mayweather hasn’t had a professional match since defeating Conor McGregor in an exhibition bout in August 2017. But Amir Khan has said he still wants to face the 42-year-old in the twilight of his career after never getting ‘Money’ in his prime. He also hoped to fight Manny Pacquiao along with Floyd Mayweather. Also Read: Boxing: Manny Pacquiao’s 3 Fights Before Floyd Mayweather 2020 RematchAmir Khan on boxing in England Amir Khan was born and raised in Manchester. He has also won an Olympic silver medal for Britain. He said that he hopes to be back in the ring during March-April 2020. Speaking to IFL TV, Khan confirmed that his team is looking at a location, and then hopefully after that, he will confirm his comeback fight. Also Read: Olympian Sumit Sangwan Suspended For 1 Year For Failing Dope Test British boxer Amir Khan’s Christmas celebration received a lot of flak with harsh comments directed towards the boxer for posting a picture with his family on his social media accounts and wishing his fans on the occasion of Christmas recently. The post has drawn mixed reactions with few questioning him for celebrating Christmas despite being a Muslim. Khan has often come under controversy primarily due to his Pakistani origin and religion, despite being a British boxer since the beginning. COMMENT Last Updated: 30th December, 2019 17:02 IST Amir Khan Hits Back At Haters Over Christmas Wishes; Vows To Come Back Strong In 2020 Amir Khan hit back at his haters saying he doesn’t care and said he was shocked by all the hate he received on his Twitter & Instagram for wishing Christmas.