When it comes to your children’s diet, it’s just as important to keep food safety in mind as it is to provide them with a nutritious meal, wrote UTMB Drs. Sally Robinson and Keith Bly. “Food-borne illnesses are caused by bacteria and symptoms include diarrhea, fever, abdominal cramps, nausea, vomiting and dehydration. By following food safety precautions, including knowing how to select foods at the grocery store, how to cook and store food properly and how to clean up afterward, you can avoid becoming sick from these bacteria.”