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The nurse told me to heat ALL deli-meat, lunch meat and hot dogs to steaming.  You can put it back in the fridge to serve cold later.  You must cook it the one time to kill it.  This includes, ham, turkey, bologna..etc..



What is Listeriosis?

Listeriosis is a serious infection caused by eating food contaminated with bacterium Listeria

monocytogenes. The disease affects primarily pregnant women, newborns, and adults with weakened

immune systems.

How is it spread?

- Listeria bacteria are widely distributed in soil and water, which

can contaminate certain foods including unpasteurized milk,

nonpasteurized soft cheese, deli-style meats, poultry and egg


- The fetus and newborn are highly susceptible to transmission

from an infected pregnant woman causing miscarriage, stillbirth or

serious health problems.

- Elderly and immune-deficient people are also susceptible.

How is it treated?

- Listeriosis can be treated with antibiotics.

- A diagnosis is made when the bacteria is found in blood, spinal

fluid, or amniotic fluid.

How can we prevent Listeriosis?

- Thoroughly cook raw meats.

- Wash raw vegetables thoroughly before eating.

- Thoroughly reheat ready-to-eat foods such as hot dogs and

deli-style meats before eating.

- Avoid soft cheeses, raw milk and smoked fish.

- Observe all package expiration dates.

- Avoid cross-contamination of ready-to-eat food with raw foods.

- Refrigerate perishable foods within 2 hours.

- Wash hands, knives, and cutting boards after handling uncooked




• Symptoms can occur

3-10 days after


• Flu-like symptoms

such as fever, chills,

muscle aches, nausea,

diarrhea, headache.

• If the nervous system

is infected there may

be sudden onset of

intense headache, stiff

neck, nausea and

vomiting, confusion,

loss of balance,


• Infected pregnant

women may experience


stillbirth, premature


Found this website


It is for mainly 2+ but on the BMI in the parents menu, go to the
bottom, tools, and click on "See What Your Child Needs" When I signed
Sawyer up I put in his actual birthday and they didn't stop it. Great
site for older kids to play games and learn about nutrition as well.

This is a great booklet.

http://www.kidsgethealthy.org/order/Nutrition_for_Kids.pdf          As always if this doesn't work please email me or leave a comment here and I will try to get it to you.

Yahoo group started....

I started a new Yahoo group come check it out...

The Healthiest Kid in the Neighborhood

If you don't have this book I highly recommend it. I love all the Dr. Sears stuff, but this one is one of my favorites. There are some things I do not like, for example, it's very repetitive, but overall it gives wonderful food suggestions. There's nothing cutting edge and brand new in the book, but it's good to have it all laid out for you.

Tomorrow night I'm going to see Dr. Jim Sears give a lecture on the book.


I was wondering what kind of snacks do you all give your little ones?   I know the gerber graduates snacks are "healthyy", but I call them baby junk food.  I did buy the graduate dices tonight and I will try them.   I guess I am more looking for snacks that include veggies.  Any ideas would be very helpful.  Thank you Julie

Any questions ???

I was hoping to see more chit chat..  If anyone has any questions about toddlers you could post here for others to give their opinions.  Thank you all for joining Julie

Cold vs. Warm milk

 I have a questions for you all.  

1. Does your 1+ year old still drink warm milk?  Sawyer won't drink it cold and he won't drink chocolate milk.