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Safe Holiday Hosting

Posted on 11-19-2014

The holidays are filled with lights, shopping, and family fun! There is one staple event that happens at almost every holiday and that is great food and dining. However, being the host of a large group can turn the holiday fun into a stressful time of busyness and uncertainty. Planning ahead and using a few extra precautions can change the hosting stress into a joyous occasion that makes you proud. One key to excellent holiday hosting is to plan your safety measures ahead of time. Of course, excellent meal planning is important as well

Here are a few Hosting and Food Safety Tips from the National Safety Council that will help alleviate some stress and make your evening an event that is enjoyed by all!

  • When preparing a holiday meal for friends and family be sure to wash your  hands, utensils, sink, and anything else that has come in contact with raw poultry.
  • While doing holiday cooking, keep your knives sharp. Most knife injuries occur due to dull blades.
  • When reheating leftovers, bring the temperature up to at least 165°F to eliminate any bacterial growth.
  • Being a smart party host or guest should include being sensible about alcoholic drinks. More than half of all traffic fatalities are alcohol-related. Use designated drivers, people who do not drink, to drive other guests home after a holiday party.
  • The holiday season is one of the most stressful times of the year. You can’t avoid stress completely, but you can give yourself some relief. Allow enough time to shop for gifts and meal items rather than hurry through stores and parking lots. Only plan to do a reasonable number of errands.
  • Avoid cleaning kitchen surfaces with wet dishcloths or sponges. They easily harbor bacteria and promote bacteria growth. Use clean paper towels instead.

At Kids ‘R’ Kids Learning Academy of Greensboro, we understand the need to keep meals and activities safe, which is why we have an on-site chef to prepare daily nutritious meals for our students. All of our staff is certified in CPR/First Aid, our Infant Staff is certified in SIDS training, and our School-Age teachers are certified in BSAC (Basic School-Age Care) training.

We know the holidays can be stressful, but when you leave your child in our care, it’s one less thing you have to worry about. We are dedicated to your child’s safety and care. Contact us today to schedule a free tour!

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