This article, entitled "Road Trip Food Safety," comes from Jen Lennon, MomsEveryday correspondent from Southern Colorado.
Some of us will be packing up our mini vans, mapping out a destination, and hitting the highway for a family road trip this summer. And you can’t have a road trip without snacks. In today’s moms everyday minute, some food safety tips for road trips from eat right.org.
First, pack easy to transport, non-perishable foods like trail mix, applesauce, fruit and peanut butter sandwiches.
Next, clean up. Wash hands at pit stops, and bring along moist towelettes or hand sanitizer.
Know your foods’ limits. Don’t let food sit unrefrigerated for more than two hours. Pack perishables with lots of ice in a cooler or insulated lunch bag.
Lastly, to keep coolers cold, place them in the back seat, rather than the truck. With air conditioning, the contents will stay fresh and cool longer.