Wellness - Safety/First Aid | 1-18 yrs

How Safe Is Your Food?

The Parenting Place

Food poisoning is one of the most common reasons for visiting a general physician. With changes in eating habits, nowadays, we often eat food bought from eateries or stores. Such food can sometimes be contaminated with germs or toxins and lead to food poisoning. Not following food safety measures at home can also make us susceptible to food-borne illnesses.

Of all people, children are most susceptible to food poisoning. As per a World Health Organization report in 2015, worldwide, children under 5 years of age carry 40% of the food-borne disease burden, with 1,25,000 deaths every year. This shows how essential food safety measures are, both at home and outside, to ensure our children are safe and secure from any food-borne illness.

Nowadays, as it is impossible to avoid eating outside food, you should be aware of the common signs and symptoms of food poisoning in your child. Abdominal cramps, vomiting, diarrhoea, and sometimes fever, are the most common symptoms. Most of the time, medical attention is not required and a proper diet and plenty of fluids can help your child avoid dehydration. However, if symptoms persist for more than two days, a visit to the paediatrician is mandatory. Frequent food poisoning can affect your child’s school attendance and overall physical well-being.

To keep food safe, practising everyday food safety measures are a must. Basic measures like washing your hands before eating, maintaining kitchen hygiene and proper food storage (both raw and cooked) can ensure food safety, and eventually lessen the occurrence of food poisoning.

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