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Happy Easter and coloring eggs safety tips for kids and families

Posted on Apr 02, 2010 by Maggie LaBarbera

I just wanted to wish everyone a Happy Easter weekend.  This weekend, many kids will be coloring eggs and then having fun partaking in an Easter Egg hunt.

I wanted to share some food (egg) safety tips about coloring and eating colored eggs for a fun a healthy Easter holiday:

Coloring eggs safety:

  • Wash your hands thoroughly before you handle eggs at each step including cooking, cooling and dyeing.
  • Refrigerate hard-cooked eggs if you won’t be coloring them right away
  • Refrigerate them again right after you dye them and after you display them.
  • Color only uncracked eggs.
  • If you want to eat your dyed eggs later, use food coloring or specially made food-grade egg dyes dissolved in water that is warmer than the eggs.
  • Throw away any eggs that cracked during dyeing or while on display,
  • Don't eat eggs that have been out of refrigeration for more than 2 hours.  They could be growing bacteria and make your family and friends very sick.
  • If you hide eggs, consider hiding places carefully. Avoid areas where the eggs might come into contact with dirt, pets, wild animals, birds, reptiles, insects or lawn chemicals.
  • Refrigerate the hidden eggs again after they’ve been found.
Healthy Easter Themed Nutrition Worksheets and Activities for Kids- Coloring pages, word puzzles, bookmarks and more!

Happy and Safe Easter to everyone!






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