Tips for safe outdoor meals and avoiding heat-related illness from AboutKidsHealth

This is a guest post submitted by the AboutKidsHealth website. 

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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.

Warmer weather also means that kids will be spending more time playing outside. Dehydration is the most common heat-related illness, but AKH also offers information on:

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