Presbyterian | Your Story | Centennial Care | Summer 2024 7 Sources: Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics; American Academy of Dermatology; American Academy of Family Physicians; American Academy of Pediatrics; Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Keep outdoor meals safe Nearly one in six Americans gets food poisoning each year, and hot temperatures and outdoor gatherings make summer a particularly risky time for getting sick from food. Don’t let food poisoning spoil your next picnic or backyard barbecue. Wash your hands and the surfaces and utensils being used to prepare and cook food. Wash fresh fruits and vegetables too. Keep raw meat, poultry, fish, and eggs away from other food. Use a food thermometer to make sure meats reach the proper recommended temperature. Cover and refrigerate foods within two hours of serving — one hour if it’s hotter than 90 degrees. safe this summer • Use bug spray that contains DEET. • Apply bug spray on top of sunscreen. Do not apply repellent on skin under clothing. • Wear insect-repellent clothing or use 0.5% permethrin to treat clothing. • Have over-the-counter treatments, like antihistamines or anti-itch creams, readily available just in case you do get stung or bitten.