Cookouts! Family reunions! Barbecues! Warm weather brings many opportunities to cook and eat outdoors.
Everyone should beware of foods that are likely to contain harmful bacteria or viruses. If you have diabetes or have received a kidney transplant, some foods may be even more risky for you. If you get a foodborne illness, you are more likely to be sicker longer or require hospitalization.
Foods that are likely to cause foodborne illness fall into two categories:
Four Steps for Safely Handling Food
For more tips on handling food safely, visit: http://www.fsis.usda.gov/wps/portal/fsis/topics/food-safety-education/teach-others/fsis-educational-campaigns/check-your-steps/check-your-steps .
For more food safety information for people with diabetes, visit: http://www.fda.gov/Food/FoodborneIllnessContaminants/PeopleAtRisk/ucm312706.htm (1.4M).
If you would like more food safety information for transplant recipients, visit: http://www.fda.gov/Food/FoodborneIllnessContaminants/PeopleAtRisk/ucm312570.htm (1.4M).
If you are living with diabetes or high blood pressure, learn more about healthier eating at http://nkdep.nih.gov/resources/kidney-connection-food-tips-508.pdf (131K).
If you have kidney disease, visit http://nkdep.nih.gov/resources/eating-right-508.pdf (162K) to learn more about eating right.
Order the New Kidney Sundays Toolkit!
The National Kidney Disease Education Program's Kidney Sundays Toolkit was recently redesigned. It's now available to order or download online. Check out the new videos and information included in the Toolkit. Visit http://nkdep.nih.gov/get-involved/kidney-connection/kidney-sundays.shtml to learn more.
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Page last updated: July 10, 2012