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Picnic time



oldpicniGoing on a picnic is still a great summer activity. We now dress more casually but have adopted rigid attitudes toward the handling and storage of food.

newpicniAccording to the National Food Processors Association, bring just enough food to eat without having to deal with leftovers. Frequent hand washing is a must. If you are away from a sink, purchase antibacterial hand wipes to do the trick. Store all food in a well-iced cooler kept in the air conditioned car instead of the trunk while traveling. Avoid packing foods containing raw eggs such as mayonnaise and cream. Take-out foods, should be eaten within two hours of pick up and chilled properly. Knowing your food is safe will let you concentrate on having a good time.

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Cynthia Lopinto

Cyn LoPinto, M.A. is a gerontologist focusing on significant issues affecting older adults and their families. Her areas of interest include lifestyle enrichment, family dynamics, and caregiver support. Cyn has worked in both the recreational and healthcare industries.

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