Food Safe Summer Camp –

With these 10 tips from FASFC, create a path to games and entertainment

For many kids, sleeping in a tent on a summer vacation, playing in the woods, singing around a campfire… in short, surviving ten days with your youth movement. Each year, the animators and stewards give their best to the animators to prepare a delicious and suitable meal after a full day of outdoor activity. Fortunately, sick children in the camp are an exception! With these 10 tips, FASFC stands by the leaders of the youth movement to help ensure food security in their camps. Thus, only entertainment will come to the camp and no bacteria or other unwanted guests will come.

Tip # 1: Wash your hands

This is really a basic rule that we all know from the epidemic. Ask kids to wash their hands after every activity and especially before eating and after going to the toilet! Which child will be the handwashing champion?

Tip 2: Respect the cold chain

Keep all perishable products (meat, fish, ground beef, poultry, vegetarian alternatives, etc.) at the right temperature. If you do not have a refrigerator at camp, be careful when buying refrigerated items. If the camp does not have a refrigerator, do not buy refrigerated items for storage. Use a cooler for transportation and shop regularly for fresh products. Or if you see a nice neighbor, maybe ask them if you can use their fridge!

If you are looking for more cold chain tips, watch this video.

Tip # 3: Pay attention to water quality

Ask if drinking water is safe to drink. Sometimes it comes from a storage tank – to a neighbor or local farmer. In this case, Boil water and let cool before use, This simple reflection sometimes avoids a lot of trouble. And avoid drinking cups while swimming in the river!

Tip 4: A zero waste camp, yes but

Provide adequate and (only) food containers! Clean them with drinking water and detergent after each use. If they are metallic, you can boil them in water, this will ensure perfect disinfection!

And when it comes to waste, remember to keep your garbage cans away from the places where you make and cook your food, keeping them tightly closed.

Tip 5: Beware of intolerances and allergies

More and more people suffer from intolerance or allergies to certain ingredients. Ask parents to fill out medical forms in advance and consider them when creating menus. Keep prepared foods separate.

Tip # 6: Avoid cross-contamination

Separate raw foods from prepared foods, follow storage instructions, Do not use the tools you used to prepare one meal to prepare anotherDon’t leave pots nearby …

Tip # 7: Be careful with the remnants

At home, we all know “the rest of the day,” but be wary of it during summer camp! Often, you stay on the table a little longer and pull up a bit while washing. At this point, the food residue stays at room temperature and the insects feed on whatever is on the table. So the residue can only be reused if stored in a properly covered box and immediately returned to the refrigerator.. If the residue has been on the table for more than two hours, or if in doubt, they should be discarded.

Tip 8: Change and clean dish towels regularly

Usually, towels dry dishes. In camp, however, they fall to the ground after a gust of wind, are used to dry other things, move from hand to hand… so watch them closely when they are dirty or smelly. Can’t clean them? Soak them – without burning yourself – in boiling water … For drying our hands, we prefer the paper option : Germs are rarely transmitted easily!

Tip 9: A barbecue to end camp?

Avoid burning meat, fish or vegetarian alternatives. In the case of direct contact with the flame, it leads to the formation of toxinsHarmful to long-term health.

More tips for a successful BBQ in this video.

Tip # 10: Beware of symptoms

Stomach cramps, nausea, diarrhea, fever are often signs of infection or food poisoning, especially if several children show the same symptoms. Consult a doctor and give him a list of foods and ingredients to eat. He will then be able to make an accurate diagnosis and take the necessary action.

And because prevention is better than cure, (in) form yourself!

FASFC is at the service of the organizers of the youth movement, on the one hand training agencies on demand, hygiene and food security and on the other hand, to answer all your questions. Information and information

The brochure “For a camp without food worries!” 6, available on the FASFC website, there are other tips to prepare for the holiday camp 6


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