Navigation Links
Are Kids Brown-Bagging Bacteria?
Date:8/8/2011

By Serena Gordon
HealthDay Reporter

MONDAY, Aug. 8 (HealthDay News) -- Despite parents' best intentions, many school lunches packed at home may reach unsafe temperatures by the time a child eats, and that's true even when lunches are packed in an insulated container with ice packs.

A new study of preschoolers' lunches found that more than 90 percent of the food sent from home was at an unsafe temperature long before children started eating.

"The main finding of our study is that more than 90 percent of perishable items were at an unacceptable temperature -- according to USDA guidelines -- an hour and a half before lunch," said study author Fawaz Almansour, a doctoral candidate in the department of nutritional sciences at the University of Texas at Austin.

"This was an eye opener. As a parent, when my child comes home with a stomachache or vomiting, I usually think it's a virus. I don't think the food I serve is the problem," he said.

But, foodborne pathogens may actually be the cause. When kept at improper temperatures, bacteria can multiply rapidly, which makes foodborne illness more likely. And, the study authors pointed out that food-borne illness is a particular risk for youngsters under the age of 5 years.

Results of the study will be published online Aug. 8, and will appear in the September issue of Pediatrics.

The study included nine central Texas day care centers that care for children between the ages of 3 and 5. Most of the parents were married, and almost 90 percent of the parents had at least some post-secondary education, according to the study. Seventy percent of the families were white, 12 percent were Asian, 9 percent were Hispanic and 3 percent were black. Sixty percent of the parents were between 30 and 39 years old.

The researchers tested the temperature of individual perishable items from 705 lunches. They tested the foods 1.5 hours before the kids' scheduled
'/>"/>

Copyright©2010 ScoutNews,LLC.
All rights reserved  

Page: 1 2 3

Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
Are Kids Brown-Bagging Bacteria?
(Date:11/22/2014)... Today, Dylan Queen, a renowned brand in ... dresses; the business offers a wide range of special ... worldwide, allowing them to create multiple looks easily. , ... new collection of chic wedding dresses has been prepared ... at discounted rates now. Dylan Queen can always create ...
(Date:11/22/2014)... 2014 Discount-Dress.com is an important ... firm is to increase the company’s online market share by ... selection of bridesmaid dresses and announced a bridesmaid dress promotion ... until Dec. 30, 2014. All the dresses from this company ... , In fact, Discount-Dress.com is very good at manufacturing wedding ...
(Date:11/22/2014)... "My friend went in for a mammogram and ... an inventor from Cambria Heights, N.Y. "To add insult ... time because the first results were inaccurate. Her misfortune ... MAMO EASY to offer a more comfortable way to ... from the pain normally involved with this procedure. The ...
(Date:11/22/2014)... Nov. 22, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- The wide variety ... pose a threat for people with food allergies, an ... are so many types of food allergies that it ... the holidays," Dr. Guha Krishnaswamy, director of allergy and ... in a hospital news release. "If you know ...
(Date:11/22/2014)... This month has been a historical time for Angeldress.co.uk, ... positive reviews from some renowned review websites. Recently, the company ... a new selection of wonderful sexy wedding dresses to its ... shipping and up to an 80% discount on any order ... the most suitable dress at Angeldress.co.uk, which has garnered a ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Dylan Queen Introduces Its New Wedding Dresses 2Health News:Bridesmaid Dresses Introduced by Famous Company Discount-Dress.com For The New Year 2015 2Health News:'Tis the Season of Challenges for Those With Food Allergies 2Health News:Sexy Wedding Dresses with Special Discounts Launched by Angeldress.co.uk 2
... cent OBC quota in Central educational institutions, Union Health ... was a media creation // and that the ... ,'The resistance was all by the media,' Ramadoss ... had supported the government proposal, he said 'This is ...
... more likely to suffer from cancer and die from it, ... at Israel's //Haifa University suspect that cancers are most likely ... II. ,The researchers looked at the incidence and ... European origin - comparing those who emigrated from Europe before ...
... trying to reattach the foot of a four-year-old boy. The boy ... father // riding over him on a lawn mover. ... a lawn mower when the boy came up unexpectedly behind him. ... into reverse and accidentally ran over the boy's leg. It was ...
... women to donate their eggs for research as they ... // which they say would hopefully find new treatments ... disease. ,They want to extract embryonic stem ... patients with diabetes or neurodegenerative disease, according to Nature ...
... antibiotics for three days rather than the usual concept of ... of common pneumonia // . ,According to researchers ... antibiotic-resistant bacteria, ,Lead researcher Dr. Jan M Prins, ... in Amsterdam said,’The question is how long you should treat ...
... conducted by Dr Taraneh Dean of the University of Portsmouth and ... restricted // in their food intakes because their parents ... team found that found that 54 per cent of a sample ... their parents were convinced that such food items initiated ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Pneumonia Effectively Treated with Short-Term Antibiotic Course 2
(Date:11/21/2014)... UNION CITY, Calif. , Nov. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ ... products company manufacturing point-of-care instruments and consumables for the ... lab services to the veterinary and research markets in ... the completion of a stock purchase agreement to acquire ... United Kingdom based distribution organization. The ...
(Date:11/21/2014)... 21, 2014 Clementia Pharmaceuticals, ... Agency (EMA) has granted Orphan Medicinal Product ... candidate, for the treatment of fibrodysplasia ossificans ... disabling genetic disease characterized by painful, recurrent ... new abnormal bone formation. This process, known ...
(Date:11/21/2014)... YORK , Nov. 20, 2014  Market research firm ... the "Year of The Buy, in the medical device ... for medical devices will produce just 3% growth this ... actions, including acquisitions of product lines and entrance by ... annual survey of medical devices, The Global Market ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Abaxis Acquires UK-based Distribution Organization 2Abaxis Acquires UK-based Distribution Organization 3Abaxis Acquires UK-based Distribution Organization 4Clementia Pharmaceuticals Receives EMA Orphan Medicinal Product Designation for Palovarotene for the Treatment of Fibrodysplasia Ossificans Progressiva 2Clementia Pharmaceuticals Receives EMA Orphan Medicinal Product Designation for Palovarotene for the Treatment of Fibrodysplasia Ossificans Progressiva 3Kalorama: 2014 The "Year of The Buy" in Medical Device Industry 2
... NEW YORK, Sept. 12, 2011 A revolutionary new ... other technology - - the VivoSight® Optical Coherence ... to dermatologists in the U.S. for the first time. ... skin surface instantly, providing additional information which will allow ...
... Sept. 12, 2011 Intarcia Therapeutics, Inc. announced ... ITCA 650 (DUROS® subcutaneous continuous delivery of exenatide) ... the 47th Annual Meeting of the European Association ...  All three presentations are scheduled for Wednesday, September ...
Cached Medicine Technology:Revolutionary Device for Use in Detecting Non-Melanoma Skin Cancer in Real Time, Alleviates Patient Stress, Can Reduce Invasive Biopsy 2Revolutionary Device for Use in Detecting Non-Melanoma Skin Cancer in Real Time, Alleviates Patient Stress, Can Reduce Invasive Biopsy 3Revolutionary Device for Use in Detecting Non-Melanoma Skin Cancer in Real Time, Alleviates Patient Stress, Can Reduce Invasive Biopsy 4Intarcia Announces Presentations of Three Clinical Abstracts at the 47th Annual Meeting of the European Association for the Study of Diabetes 2Intarcia Announces Presentations of Three Clinical Abstracts at the 47th Annual Meeting of the European Association for the Study of Diabetes 3Intarcia Announces Presentations of Three Clinical Abstracts at the 47th Annual Meeting of the European Association for the Study of Diabetes 4
... reference laboratory and a worldwide leader in ... an extensive test menu of highly complex ... anatomic pathology. Owned by the University of ... half of the nation's university teaching hospitals ...
... is a national reference laboratory and a ... development. ARUP offers an extensive test menu ... in clinical and anatomic pathology. Owned by ... include more than half of the nation's ...
... Laboratories is a national reference laboratory and ... and development. ARUP offers an extensive test ... tests in clinical and anatomic pathology. Owned ... clients include more than half of the ...
... reference laboratory and a worldwide leader in ... an extensive test menu of highly complex ... anatomic pathology. Owned by the University of ... half of the nation's university teaching hospitals ...
Medicine Products: