Food safety, healthy grilling tips served

Experts have lots of advice this holiday on how to eat healthy, grill safe and properly prepare food. One tip: wash the outside of that watermelon.
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Sure, you could throw out your healthy diet and indulge because it's a holiday. But you don't have to. You can pretty easily avoid fatty, high-calorie foods for the Fourth. WCCO has some healthy grilling tips.

The Brainerd fire chief reminds us that every year almost 3,800 Americans are injured by gas or charcoal grills fires. He shares grilling safety rules with the Brainerd Dispatch.

How did grilling get so popular in America anyway? WCCO tackles that in its Good Question feature.

And here are some holiday food safety tips, from the director of the National Center for Food Protection and Defense, the University of Minnesota's Shaun Kennedy. He shares some interesting facts with KARE 11. Here's one: don't thaw that hamburger on the counter – put in it the fridge.

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