Keeping foods at the correct temperature is more than just a health and safety matter. It is often the difference between food landing in your child’s mouth or the cafeteria garbage. To keep hot foods hot and cold foods cold, try these techniques.
Keeping Food Hot
- Use an insulated lunch bag and invest in a good quality thermos.
- While you are heating up soup or other warm foods, fill the thermos with boiling water. When you are ready to add the hot food, dump out the water. Your child’s lunch will stay piping hot until lunch time.
- Avoid adding a cold pack for cold foods when you are packing a hot lunch. Choose a beverage that doesn’t need to be chilled, such as water and select sides that don’t need chilling.