Safe outdoor mealsSSafe outdoor mealsSafe outdoor mealsEnglishPreventionChild (0-12 years);Teen (13-18 years)NANAHealthy living and preventionCaregivers Adult (19+)NA2014-06-11T04:00:00ZKellie Welch, RD8.0000000000000068.0000000000000719.000000000000Flat ContentHealth A-Z<p>Follow these tips for safe and tasty outdoor meals during the summer months.</p><p>On a hot summer day, there are few things nicer than a picnic or barbecue. Both offer a great opportunity to get outside, enjoy healthy foods in season and spend time with family and friends.<br></p><p>To make sure your dining experience is remembered for fun rather than food poisoning, follow these tips for tasty and safe summertime meals.</p><h2>Key points</h2><ul><li>Wash hands carefully before and after handling food.</li><li>Keep raw meat, seafood and poultry separate from other food.</li><li>Use a food thermometer to check the internal temperature of barbecued meat.</li> <li>For picnics, bring plenty of water and balance treats with whole grains, vegetables and fruit, and lean protein choices.</li><li>Wash vegetables and fruit before packing them and use cold packs or coolers to keep food and drinks cool.</li></ul>
Repas sans danger à l’extérieurRRepas sans danger à l’extérieurSafe outdoor mealsFrenchPreventionChild (0-12 years);Teen (13-18 years)NANAHealthy living and preventionCaregivers Adult (19+)NA2014-06-11T04:00:00ZKellie Welch, RD8.0000000000000068.0000000000000719.000000000000Flat ContentHealth A-Z<p>Suivez ces conseils pour manger en toute sécurité de délicieux repas à l’extérieur durant les mois d’été.</p><p>Il y a peu de choses de plus agréables que de faire un pique-nique ou un barbecue par une chaude journée d’été. Ces deux occasions permettent de profiter du plein air et des aliments saisonniers sains et de passer du temps en famille et avec ses amis.</p><p>Afin que la famille se souvienne des repas à l’extérieur pour le plaisir qu’ils lui ont procuré et non pas en raison d’une intoxication alimentaire, suivez les conseils ci-dessous. De cette manière, vous vous assurerez de manger de délicieux repas en toute sécurité durant l’été.</p><h2>À retenir</h2><ul><li>Lavez-vous bien les mains avant et après la manipulation des aliments.</li><li>Éloignez les viandes, les volailles, les poissons et les fruits de mer crus des autres aliments.</li><li>Utilisez un thermomètre de cuisson pour déterminer la température interne des viandes cuites sur le barbecue.</li> <li>Pour les pique-niques, assurez-vous d’apporter une bonne quantité d’eau et de contrebalancer les gâteries avec des aliments à grains entiers et offrant des protéines sans gras ainsi que des légumes et des fruits.</li><li>Lavez bien les légumes et les fruits avant de les ranger et utilisez des blocs réfrigérants ou des glacières pour garder les aliments et les boissons au froid.</li></ul>

 

 

Safe outdoor meals1961.00000000000Safe outdoor mealsSafe outdoor mealsSEnglishPreventionChild (0-12 years);Teen (13-18 years)NANAHealthy living and preventionCaregivers Adult (19+)NA2014-06-11T04:00:00ZKellie Welch, RD8.0000000000000068.0000000000000719.000000000000Flat ContentHealth A-Z<p>Follow these tips for safe and tasty outdoor meals during the summer months.</p><p>On a hot summer day, there are few things nicer than a picnic or barbecue. Both offer a great opportunity to get outside, enjoy healthy foods in season and spend time with family and friends.<br></p><p>To make sure your dining experience is remembered for fun rather than food poisoning, follow these tips for tasty and safe summertime meals.</p><h2>Key points</h2><ul><li>Wash hands carefully before and after handling food.</li><li>Keep raw meat, seafood and poultry separate from other food.</li><li>Use a food thermometer to check the internal temperature of barbecued meat.</li> <li>For picnics, bring plenty of water and balance treats with whole grains, vegetables and fruit, and lean protein choices.</li><li>Wash vegetables and fruit before packing them and use cold packs or coolers to keep food and drinks cool.</li></ul><h2>Barbecues</h2> <p>Barbecuing is a fun and easy way to prepare, cook and eat as a family. It is a healthy cooking option, allowing for a variety of lean grilling choices.</p> <p>While many people associate barbecues with hamburgers and hot dogs, there are many more options to throw on the grill. Why not try chicken breasts, pork tenderloin, turkey breast, sirloin steak or vegetable kebabs? <a href="/Article?contentid=1965&language=English">Firm tofu</a> or fish can also work well on the grill. If you are grilling meat, trim the fat and use flavourful, homemade marinades to keep your choices lean, tender and delicious.</p> <h3>Tips for safe sizzling</h3> <ul> <li><a href="/article?contentid=1981&language=English">Wash hands</a> with warm water and soap for at least 20 seconds before and after handling food.</li> <li>Use separate serving dishes, cutting boards and utensils for raw and cooked meat. Use a clean plate when taking food off of the barbeque.</li> <li>Keep raw meat, poultry or seafood away from other foods.</li> <li>If barbecuing at home, wash counter tops and cooking utensils with hot soapy water to make sure that juices from raw meat do not contaminate other foods.</li> <li>Eat charred or blackened meat and fish only now and then.</li> <li>Marinate meat to reduce the number of potentially harmful compounds in blackened meat. If you use a sauce or marinade on raw meat, do not re-use the sauce with cooked meat.</li> <li>Cook ground meats fully to remove harmful bacteria. Colour is not a reliable sign that meat is safe to eat. Use a food thermometer to accurately check that the internal temperature is at least 71°C (160°F) for ground beef and at least 74°C (165°F) for ground chicken. Visit Health Canada for details of the <a target="_blank" href="http://www.healthycanadians.gc.ca/eating-nutrition/safety-salubrite/cook-temperatures-cuisson-tbl-eng.php">safe internal cooking temperatures</a> for other meats.</li> <li>Supervise children well. Barbecues reach extremely high temperatures and pose a <a href="/article?contentid=1116&language=English">burn</a> risk. Ensure your children are at a safe distance away.</li> </ul> <h2>Picnics</h2> <p>A trip to the park – or even your back yard – can be a fun way to spend time as a family. But just as important as the blanket and sunscreen are the food and drink you will pack. Eating well gives you and your kids energy to enjoy an active afternoon together.</p> <p>Some people might be tempted by the convenience of packaged snacks such as crackers or chips when planning an outdoor meal. However, there are ways to include fun, easy and healthy options without resorting to a hamper of convenience foods.</p> <h3>Preparing and storing picnic meals</h3> <ul> <li>Balance treats or "sometimes foods", such as chips or cookies, with whole grains, vegetables and fruit, and lean protein choices. Try pita sandwiches filled with turkey and vegetables, a bean or whole wheat pasta salad, vegetables and dip, or cut-up fruit.</li> <li>Do not forget to bring water to keep everyone hydrated. It is easy to become <a href="/Article?contentid=776&language=english">dehydrated</a> in the summer and park water stations are not always working or readily available.</li> <li>Always wash your hands or use hand sanitizer before eating.</li> <li>Always wash vegetables and fruit before you pack them.</li> <li>Keep raw meat away from other food to prevent cross-contamination. Do not open raw meat packages more than you need to.</li> <li>Use ice or cold packs to keep food that goes bad cold.</li> <li>If using a cooler, fill it up - a full cooler stays colder than one that is partly filled. Keep the cooler out of direct sunlight and avoid opening it too often. Consider using one cooler for food and another for drinks. The food cooler will not be opened as often as the drink cooler, which means the food will stay colder for longer.</li> </ul>https://assets.aboutkidshealth.ca/AKHAssets/safe_outdoor_meals.jpgSafe outdoor meals

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