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Keep the Holidays Merry by Staying Safe in the Kitchen

The holidays are for enjoying time with friends and family and sharing gifts—including the gift of a great meal. But when cooks don aprons and head to the kitchen to prepare food for their loved ones, they don’t always follow safe cooking and food handling practices. That means a fun celebration could turn into a trip to urgent care.

Fortunately, simple steps can help avoid injury and illness.

Whether you’re a pro or this is your first attempt at Grandma’s recipes, UNC Health Talk is here to guide you through holiday meal prep safely. Watch this video to see what to do—and what not to do—to enjoy a tasty holiday.