Stomach bugs are pretty common among children but your child's tummy troubles could sometimes be a result of what he or she is eating for lunch. Just when you think you have packed a really health lunch, it might surprise you to find out it could be spoiling before the lunch bell rings.
Juice box: Check. Grapes: Check. Turkey sandwich with a side of salmonella: Not too appetizing. A new study finds food that sits in a lunch boxes all morning can get warm enough to encourage bacteria growth -- even when packed with multiple ice packs.
"Parents are thinking that packing the lunches with an ice pack is helping, but actually it's melting in a couple of hours," said Dr. Laura Jeffers.
Jeffers is a pediatric dietitian at the Cleveland Clinic. She says the bacteria growth could be enough to make kids sick.