Au Pairs: Prevent Food Poisoning
Avoid cross-contamination by washing all cutting surfaces, utensils and counters after they come into contact with raw meat and before preparing a new food on/with them.
Thaw all frozen foods in the refrigerator instead of at room temperature.
Refrigerate leftover; do not leave foods out at room temperature for more than two hours.
Thoroughly cook food to kill all bacteria. Consider a meat thermometer to guarantee proper cooking temperatures.
Wash dishcloths & sponges in hot water & soap after using them to clean up after raw meat.
Wash all fruits & vegetables before serving.
Teach Your Children: Wash Their Hands
Always wash their hands before they eat. Proper hand washing time is 20-30 seconds (the amount of time it takes to sing the Happy Birthday song twice).
Au Pairs: Prevent Choking
Never let children run, cry or play with candy or gum in their mouths.
Do not give children under the age of 4 any smooth hard foods that can block the windpipe—popcorn, hard candy, nuts, raw carrot pieces, etc.
Always stay with your children while they are eating.
Never force young children to eat.
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Experience life in the U.S. while living with a welcoming American family.
Spend an exciting year living in the U.S. as an au pair providing child care to an American family. Experience a new culture and create life-long memories along the way! We're here to help you apply for your visa and find a great host family, and provide support throughout your au pair year.
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