Just two tablespoons make a quick, healthy
snack if there's a jar of this spread in the fridge.
Whether you travel by plane, train or automobile, summer
is the time many of you take a break from your routine. Yet, can
you still keep the family reasonably nourished? The answer is yes.
However you travel, keep food safety in mind. A rule of
thumb is to keep food stored at between 40 and 90 degrees for less
than two hours. If the temperature is 90 degrees or hotter, this
time limit changes to less than one hour. When traveling by car,
the coolest place is where people sit and not in the trunk or back
of an SUV. For more on food safety, see foodsafety.gov/keep/events/summervacations.
In spite of the food and nutrition challenges, you can
provide your family with some semblance of healthy eats while still
enjoying good summertime food. Bon voyage!
Christine M. Palumbo, RD, is the 2011 Illinois Dietetic Association Outstanding Dietetics Educator of the Year. She is also consultant to the California Raisin Marketing Board. Follow her on Facebook at Christine Palumbo Nutrition.
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