Tips for safe outdoor meals and avoiding heat-related illness from AboutKidsHealth
This is a guest post submitted by the AboutKidsHealth website.
Now that summer weather is here, it’s a great time for families to have a picnic together or enjoy a meal on the barbecue! Visit AboutKidsHealth’s article on safe outdoor meals for tips on how to safely store food and avoid cross-contamination from raw meat, as well as healthy options to bring on a picnic or throw on the barbecue.
- common heat-related illnesses during sports, including heat cramps, hyponatremia, heat exhaustion, and in extreme cases, heat stroke
- factors that make children and teens more vulnerable to heat-related illness, and how to prevent heat-related illness in high temperatures and during physical activity
- signs and symptoms of heat rash
AboutKidsHealth is SickKids’ redesigned patient education website, which offers more than 3,500 articles, illustrations and videos on a range of paediatric health topics. For more information on safe outdoor meals, heat-related illness and other topics, visit www.aboutkidshealth.ca.