Handling clean dishes and utensils

Pick up and touch clean spoons, knives, and forks by their handles, not by any part that will be in contact with food.  When children help set the table, be sure they have washed their hands thoroughly and remind them not to touch the parts of the tableware that will have contact with food and go into the mouth.  Handle clean cups, glasses, and bowls so that fingers and thumbs don’t touch the insides or the rims of these items.