June 2019
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Summer Tips for You and Your Family

Schedule Well-child Visits Now

Find Your Skin Cancer Risk Factors

Keeping Kids Safe in Summer

Summer Tips for You and Your Family

Cook Smart
Summer means picnics and cookouts. However, it also means the warmer weather can spoil your food faster. Here are a few things to keep in mind when cooking outdoors:
  • Wash all fruits and vegetables before cutting to remove bacteria
  • Use only washed utensils and containers – plus wash your cooking surfaces before handling food.
  • Keep food cool with ice or frozen gel packs – especially mayonnaise-based foods
  • Throw food away that’s been sitting out for more than 2 hours (1 hour if it’s over 90°F)
Be Sun Smart
When you’re outside, protect your skin from the sun by wearing a broad-spectrum sunscreen (minimum SPF 30 recommended). Put on a large brim hat, sunglasses and clothing that covers your skin. See the article below for more information on preventing skin cancer.

Stay Active and Cool
It’s easier to take your exercise routine outside in summer, but be careful you don’t overheat in the warmer weather. To avoid overheating:
  • Drink plenty of water to help your body sweat and cool down
  • Wear loose-fitting light-colored clothing to help sweat evaporate
  • Exercise during the coolest time of day, such as the early morning or evening
For more summer tips, visit the American Cancer Society.