Be safe this season with these few tips

Sports fans are gearing up across the country to tackle tailgating. This season, the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics offers tips to defend your pre- and post-game gatherings from the most challenging opponent — food poisoning.


Wash hands before, during and after preparing food for a tailgate. Sing your favorite team's fight song — while lathering with soap and water for 20 seconds.

Be sure to pack moist towelettes for guests to clean up before digging in.


Always defrost meats in the refrigerator or in the microwave — never at the tailgate. Marinate meat in the refrigerator and...

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