Are you one of those parents that packs your child’s lunch in the hopes of providing them a healthier option? Turns out, you might actually be putting them at risk of getting sick.

It’s not because your turkey and cheese sandwich isn’t healthier for them than the cafeteria pizza (which, let’s not forget, is a vegetable) but because storing that turkey sandwich at a safe temperature can be challenging. A study in the journal Pediatrics found that 90 percent of children’s packed lunches reached unsafe temperatures before lunchtime.

These temperatures, along with improper preparation, pose the risk of food borne illnesses. And since the last thing we want to do is get our children sick, check out the safety tips below on how to pack a healthy, and safe, lunch.

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