Healthy Bites for December:
The gift of food
Homemade food and cooking ingredients can be great gifts for friends and family this holiday season. It is also the time of year when local food pantries need additional food items. This season try giving health-related gifts and providing healthier food donations. The possibilities are endless, but here are a few ideas to help get started.
Helpful Winter Holiday Food Preparation, Food Safety, & Health Eating Links. Need an ingredient substation, answer to a baking or food preparation question, or advice on preparing foods ahead? Help can be just a click away. Look for highlighted links that are also available in Spanish.
Mail Order Food Safety. USDA Food Safety and Inspection Service, Food Safety Information.
Highlights – Holiday Goodies. A year-round food safety guide to help keep yourself and your guests safe while entertaining. Also available in Spanish.
4-Day Throw Away Campaign and App. Learn more about leftover safety and how to protect yourself and your family from bad leftovers.
Food Safety for Families. Holiday food safety newsletter.
Holiday Food Safety Success Kit. Find tips on food safety, shopping organizers and checklists, and menus and recipe ideas for the holidays.