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  Health Tip: Avoid Food Poisoning During Holiday Travel
Wash hands before eating

By Diana Kohnle

(HealthDay News) -- Dining on the go during the holiday season means you should take precautions against food poisoning.

The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics offers this advice:

  • Before eating or preparing food, wash hands with soap and warm water for at least 20 seconds.
  • Bring hand sanitizer or moist towelettes, in case soap and water aren't available.
  • Pack perishables in a cooler with ice. Make sure the temperature of the food stays below 40 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • Freeze a juice box to enjoy on a plane or train. Store it in a soft cooler to help keep other foods cold.
  • Pack non-perishable snacks, such as crackers, pretzels, dried and whole fruits, small boxes of cereal, plain popcorn, peanut butter or raisins.
  • Toss any perishable foods that you don't refrigerate or eat within two hours.

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