Young children are especially vulnerable to bacteria that cause food poisoning. So its very important to store, prepare and cook food safely, and to keep the kitchen clean.
For a healthy and safe diet:
Wash all fruits and vegetables before eating. Peel and top carrots and peel fruits such as apples.
Avoid raw eggs they sometimes contain Salmonella bacteria, which may cause food poisoning. Also avoid giving your child uncooked cake mixture, home made ice-creams, mayonnaise, or desserts that contain uncooked raw egg and, when cooking eggs, the egg yolk and white should be firm.
When re-heating food, make sure that it is piping hot all the way through, and allow to cool slightly before giving to your child. (If you choose to use a microwave to heat your childs food, to avoid burning from hotspots, always stir and check the temperature of the food before feeding your child.)
To avoid passing bacteria to your childs food and mouth, dont give children food or drink when theyre sitting on the potty.
Teach your children to wash their hands after touching pets, going to the toilet and before eating.