Labor Day Picnic Ideas

Labor Day Picnic Ideas

Labor Day is a perfect time for a picnic in the park. If you're heading outdoors, follow these tips to plan a healthy picnic.

For a change from hot dogs and burgers, have:

  • Turkey or chicken breast sandwiches
  • Hummus and whole-wheat pita bread
  • A green salad topped with grilled chicken
  • Veggie or portabella mushroom burgers
  • Assorted cheeses, fruit and crackers
  • Fruit and angel food cake for dessert

Keep foods safe by keeping perishables like meat, fish, poultry and cheese chilled below 40 degrees Fahrenheit. After the meal has been served, chill all perishable leftovers within two hours. For more tips on reducing your risk of food poisoning, visit

For more tips on quick, healthy meals during any day of the week, consult a registered dietitian.

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  • Cook healthy

    Involve your child in the cutting, mixing and preparation of all meals. Even a snack can be healthy.

  • Eat right

    Sit down together as a family to enjoy a wonderful meal and the opportunity to share the day's experiences with one another.

  • Shop smart

    To encourage a healthy lifestyle, get your children involved in selecting the food that will appear at the breakfast, lunch or dinner table.

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