In order to maintain a healthy diet and a good nutrition there are certain things you need to follow and maintain. Those things include sanitation requirements, storage, preparation, proper food handling, and presentation. All of those are very important to keep in mind when dealing with food and while cleaning.
Sanitation requirements are very important to be aware of, this is because if everything isn’t cleaned properly mold and other bacteria can grow and make children sick very easily. Before and after preparing food these need to be sanitized, countertops, sinks, highchair trays, tables, placemats, and bibs. The way to clean everything is to first clean the surface with warm soapy water, rinse with clean water, and wipe the surface with a good sanitizer on a paper towel that is also safe for the children to be around, and the last step is to let air dry. That is how you keep a sanitized area and meet the sanitation requirements.
Food storage may seem simple to most people, but storing food the wrong way can cause it to become contaminated and unsafe to eat. The following are guidelines to keep in mind while putting food away in storage. Always make sure the container is clean and dry before putting food in it and avoid cross contamination that is the main reason bacteria can grow in the food and make it unsafe. Labeling containers instead of the lids is also very important, this is because the lids can be switched and cause cross contamination. Another thing to remember while putting food away in storage is never to store food under plumbing lines, or on the floor. If a plumbing line were to drip onto the food it could cause bacteria and become contaminated.
Safe food preparation is a key part to a healthy and proper diet. The dishes must be washed in a temperature of 165* or washed by hand with a sanitizer to kill all of the germs. The area where food is prepared must always be kept separate from where the children play, nap, and the...