There are several reasons to pack a picnic -- it's a great way to save time and money, creates lots of memories and is often much healthier than eating out. However, there are a few tips to consider when packing your perfect picnic.
Keep hot food hot and cold food cold. You may need to add ice packs to your picnic basket or cooler. Another way to do this would be to freeze water that could later be used for a nice cool drink.
Keep food out for the shortest time possible to help keep food cold. It's also a good idea to make sure food is already cold before being put in the cooler.
For more information, contact your local health department.