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Inner Western Courier Thursday Not Used Anymore : January 28th 2009
24 INNER-WEST WEEKLY, Thursday, January 29, 2009 MB BACK TO SCHOOL Take a cool lunch A healthy lunch box. PARENTS sending their children back to school are urged to keep lunch-box hygiene in mind. Primary Industries Minister Ian Macdonald has reminded parents to take care after a 2006 Food Authority survey of 598 children's school lunches found food was up to 12C warmer in lunch boxes with no cooler. Microbiological analysis showed there were many more bacteria in the uncooled food. ''Warm weather and school lunches are a potent mix for food poisoning if basic precautions aren't taken to keep food cool before eating,'' Mr Macdonald said. ''Children are particularly vulnerable to the bacteria that cause food poisoning so that's why it's so important to keep kids' lunches cool with an insulated case, frozen popper or ice block,'' he said. ''Food Authority tests have shown that the danger period for hazardous germs to multiply in lunch boxes is the first hour after leaving home. ''Leaving lunch boxes in satchels exposed to direct sunlight hastens the growth of bad bugs in some foods like meat, fish, chicken and salad. ''Make sure that cold foods are cold before packing them in a lunch box with an ice pack. This will help keep the food safe for two to three hours until lunchtime." Parents should ask children to keep packed lunches out of direct sunlight. A cool, dark place like a locker is fine. Any perishable food, such as meat, poultry or egg sandwiches, should be discarded if not eaten that day. If lunches are made the night before, keep them in the refrigerator overnight. The perfect packet CHILDREN are particularly vulnerable to food poisoning. The NSW Food Authority suggests keeping children's lunches safe from food-borne illness with these tips on packing the perfect lunch box. Use insulated lunch boxes or coolers. To help contents stay cool, make sure the lunch box or cooler has a frozen drink bottle (popper) or built-in water bottle or freezer brick; Or pack lunches that don't need to be kept cold. Lunches that don't need refrigeration include sandwiches with spreads like Vegemite, jam, and UHT dairy products or whole fruits. 2112324i iww wk25 Inspiring Young Minds, Shaping the Future A Dominican Learning Community JOIN US FOR OPEN DAY MARCH 20, 2009 9:00am -- 12.00 midday Tour our Primary, Middle and Secondary Schools. 90 The Boulevarde, Strathfield NSW 2135 Phone: 9745 7000 The HSC class of 2008 has continued Santa's long tradition of academic excellence. Please visit our website www.ssc.nsw.edu.au for a complete HSC report. Congratulations Year 12 on your outstanding achievements in the HSC Santa Sabina students appeared 154 times on the Board of Studies Distinguished Achievers List. 1st place in HSC courses: Japanese Extension; Italian Beginners. Top UAI: 99.8 "Wherever you want to go... Tara will help you get there" - Year 12 student Masons Drive, North Parramatta NSW 2151 Tara girls have regularly topped the State in HSC subjects, including 2008 Earth & Environmental Sciences and 2007 Cosmology. These results reflect our ongoing commitment to excellence in Teaching and Learning. Tara girls not only achieve excellent academic results but they are also involved in a wide range of co-curricular activities giving them an all-round education and leadership skills for life. The breadth of opportunities available means that girls can discover and develop their talents. Our sense of community helps Tara girls feel secure and empowered to achieve. In striving for excellence, our girls can develop self discipline and confidence. Tara is set on spacious grounds in North Parramatta, adjacent to The Kings School. Tara is a non-selective school for girls K-12, with Boarding Years 5-12. Please join one of our Tara Tours -- 2009 Junior School 9.00am 25 Feb & 10 Mar Senior School 9.30am 17 Feb & 2 Apr 4.30pm 3 Mar & 17 Mar To book your Tara Tour or to enrol: Phone: (02) 8838 2655 Email: email@example.com Visit: www.tara.nsw.edu.au Grow Develop Achieve TARA www.tara.nsw.edu.au
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