Tag: food safety

Don’t bring food poisoning to your summer cookout!

Don’t bring food poisoning to your summer cookout!

By Chrystal Okonta, MSPH, CHES USDA Food Safety and Inspection Service It’s a challenge to keep your food safe when having meals outdoors during w ...
Making safe food choices during pregnancy

Making safe food choices during pregnancy

By Chrystal Okonta, USDA Happy National Nutrition Month! Every mom wants to make healthy food choices for themselves and their children. But are yo ...
How to keep your food safe

How to keep your food safe

The foods you eat during pregnancy can help you and your baby be healthy. Eat healthy foods and make sure you handle and prepare them safely and corre ...
Barbecues, picnics and food safety

Barbecues, picnics and food safety

For many of us, summertime means lots of barbecues and picnics. Both are popular outdoor activities and are great ways to get together with family ...

Food safety during pregnancy: Protect yourself and your baby from harmful germs

  Your immune system is your body’s way of protecting itself from illnesses and diseases. During pregnancy your immune system weakens. This is ...
Preventing infections during pregnancy

Preventing infections during pregnancy

February is International Prenatal Infection Prevention month. Here are some ways that you can try to prevent infections during pregnancy. Wash you ...
Prevent infections to protect your baby

Prevent infections to protect your baby

January is Birth Defects Prevention month. Birth defects affect 1 in every 33 babies born in the United States each year. This means that a baby is bo ...

Can you prevent infections during pregnancy?

There are some infections that you can get either before or during pregnancy that may cause complications for you and your baby. You can’t always prev ...
Prevent infections by preventing foodborne illnesses

Prevent infections by preventing foodborne illnesses

At one time or another in our lives, we've probably all experienced the very unpleasant symptoms of food poisoning. Usually within a day, you bounce b ...
Food on the Fourth–safe eating tips

Food on the Fourth–safe eating tips

Foodborne illness can be extremely dangerous—especially for pregnant women and young children. Symptoms, such as vomiting, diarrhea and fever, can bec ...