4 Simple Steps to Protect Your Family From Foodborne Illness


How many times have you heard someone say “It’s just a 24-hour bug?” It’s often difficult to differentiate between a stomach bug and a foodborne illness (or “food poisoning”), ailments that cause similar symptoms. According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, over 48 million people are affected by foodborne illness every year in the United States. Unfortunately, the highest incidence of some of the major foodborne illnesses, such as CampylobacterSalmonellaE. coliShigella and Yersinia, afflict children under the age of 5. Clearly, we need to do a better job at preventing the spread of foodborne illness, particularly in children who are more vulnerable.

To read my 4 basic steps you should be practicing at home and teaching your children, read my post on Primrose Schools’ 360 Parenting blog.