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Safe Food for Babies and Children: Making Homemade Baby Food for Babies 6 Months and Older (FN1848)

This handout provides general guidance for making pureed foods at home, which can be a money-saving option or a personal preference. Making your own baby food has several advantages. You will expose your baby to more flavors, which could allow for a more adventurous eater. You also can limit sugar and salt to provide good nutrition for your baby.

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Safe Food for Babies and Children: Introducing Table Foods to Children Ages 8 Months to 1 Year (FN1842)

This publication provides general guidance for adding table foods to the diet of your growing baby.

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All About Food Allergens: Shellfish (FN1832)

This publication deals with food allergies and is intended for the use in parent education programs and by high school teachers.

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All About Food Allergens: Milk (FN1831)

This publication deals with food allergies and is intended for the use in parent education programs and by high school teachers.

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All About Food Allergens: Soy (FN1830)

This publication deals with food allergies and is intended for the use in parent education programs and by high school teachers.

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All About Food Allergens: Wheat (FN1829)

This publication deals with food allergies and is intended for the use in parent education programs and by high school teachers.

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Home Canning Meat Poultry, Red Meats, Game and Seafood (FN188 (Revised))

Poultry, red meats, game and seafoods are low-acid foods and must be processed in a pressure canner to assure their safety. This publications provides general tips for high-quality products, general procedures and recipes.

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All About Food Allergens: Peanuts (FN1828)

This publication about food allergies is intended to be used in parent education programs and by high school teachers.

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All About Food Allergens: Eggs (FN1827)

This publication deals with food allergies and is intended for the use in parent education programs and by high school teachers.

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Safe Food for Babies and Children: Introducing Solid Foods to Your Baby (FN1835)

This handout provides general guidance for adding solid foods to the diet of your growing baby. Be sure to consult with your child’s health-care provider for additional information.

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Food Safety Basics

Food Safety Basics: A Reference Guide for Foodservice Operators - FN572

This manual for foodservice operators reviews basic aspects of food sanitation throughout a foodservice operation and provides reference materials on food storage and other aspects of food safety.

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Brown Baggin' It

Brown Baggin' It; A Guide to Lunches on the Go - FN1416

Follow the tips here to pack a safe and nutritious lunch.

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Lean Beef!

Now Serving Lean Beef - FN711

Beef is a versatile menu item whether you’re cooking for one, two or a crowd. Beef provides protein, vitamins and minerals. A typical serving size for beef and other meat is 3 ounces, which is about the size of a deck of cards. A 3-ounce serving of lean ground beef has about 180 calories, 10 grams of fat and 15 percent of the daily recommendation for iron.

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Is Food in my Kitchen a Safety Hazard

Is Food In My Kitchen a Safety Hazard? - FN492

Follow these food handling guidelines to prevent foodborne illness.

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Keep Foods Hot and Cold

Keep Hot Foods Hot and Cold Foods Cold: A Consumer Guide to Thermometers and Safe Temperatures - FN1348

Cooks should not depend on their instincts, cooking time, oven temperature or product appearance to determine when a product is done. Use this guide for thermometers and safe temperatures.

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Cooking for Groups

Cooking for Groups: A Volunteer's Guide to Food Safety - FN585

The goal of this publication is to help volunteers prepare and serve food safely for large groups such as family reunions, church dinners, and community gatherings — whether the food is prepared at the volunteer's home and brought to the event, or prepared and served at the gathering.

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Heating Solid Food Safely

Safe Food for Babies and Children: Heating Solid Food Safely - FN715

Whether warming bottles or solid foods, it is ALWAYS important to use safe heating practices to keep your baby happy and healthy. Although you may be an expert at feeding your little one, remember that babysitters and family members may not know how to heat bottles and food correctly. Leaving complete instructions in a handy location, such as on the refrigerator door, may help you and the caregiver feel comfortable and relaxed come feeding time.

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Keeping Fruits and Vegetables Fresh and Safe

Keeping Fruits and Vegetables Fresh and Safe from Plant to Palate - FN690

Even though fruits, vegetables and juice are nutritious parts of the diet, you need to take some food safety precautions. For example, contaminated melons, sprouts and raspberries have been linked with foodborne illness outbreaks.

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Summer Picnics

Keep Food Safe During Summer Picnics - FN661

Although mosquitoes and flies can be annoying pests at picnics, the "bugs" you can't see, such as harmful bacteria, are a bigger problem. Use these tips to beat bacteria at your summer picnic.

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Camping and Hiking

Keep Food Safe When Camping and Hiking - FN659

Summer is a great time to enjoy the outdoors. Follow these tips to keep food safe while you're enjoying the great outdoors.

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