What Can I Bring? Food (2024)

Breast Milk

  • Carry On Bags: Yes (Special Instructions)
  • Checked Bags: Yes

Formula, breast milk, toddler drinks, and baby/toddler food (to include puree pouches) in quantities greater than 3.4 ounces or 100 milliliters are allowed in carry-on baggage and do not need to fit within a quart-sized bag. Formula, breast milk, toddler drinks, and baby/toddler food (to include puree pouches) are considered medically necessary liquids. This also applies to breast milk and formula cooling accessories, such as ice packs, freezer packs, and gel packs (regardless of presence of breast milk). Your child or infant does not need to be present or traveling with you to bring breast milk, formula and/or related supplies.

Inform the TSA officer at the beginning of the screening process that you are carrying formula, breast milk, toddler drinks, and baby/toddler food (to include puree pouches) in excess of 3.4 ounces. Remove these items from your carry-on bag to be screened separately from your other belongings. TSA officers may need to test the liquids for explosives or concealed prohibited items.

Although not required, to expedite the screening process, it is recommended that formula and breast milk be transported in clear, translucent bottles and not plastic bags or pouches. Liquids in plastic bags or pouches may not be able to be screened by Bottle Liquid Scanners, and you may be asked to open them (if feasible) for alternate screening such as Explosive Trace Detection and Vapor Analysis for the presence of liquid explosives. Screening will never include placing anything into the medically necessary liquid.

TSA X-ray machines do not adversely affect food or medicines. However, if you do not want the formula, breast milk, toddler drinks, and baby/toddler food (to include puree pouches) to be X-rayed or opened, please inform the TSA officer. Additional steps will be taken to clear the liquid and you or the traveling guardian will undergo additional screening procedures, to include Advanced Imaging Technology screening and additional/enhanced screening of other carry-on property.

Ice packs, freezer packs, frozen gel packs and other accessories required to cool formula, breast milk, toddler drinks, and baby/toddler food (to include puree pouches) – regardless of the presence of breast milk – are also allowed in carry-ons, along with liquid-filled teethers. If these items are partially frozen or slushy, they are subject to the same screening as described above.

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Travelers requiring special accommodations or concerned about the security screening process at the airport may request assistance by contacting TSA Cares online at http://www.tsa.gov/contact-center/form/cares or by phone at (855) 787-2227 or federal relay 711.

What Can I Bring? Food (2024)


What to say when someone asks what can I bring? ›

Here are some appropriate responses you can consider:
  • Dish or Side: Offer to bring a dish or side that complements the main course. ...
  • Drinks: Offer to bring a selection of beverages such as wine, sparkling water, or a non-alcoholic option. ...
  • Appetizers: ...
  • Bread or Rolls: ...
  • Dessert: ...
  • Table Decorations: ...
  • Hostess Gift:

Do you tell people what to bring to a potluck? ›

Assign Dishes

Your potluck should be a full meal, so you'll need people to provide finger food, appetizers, main courses, desserts and salads. Send an email asking people what they would prefer to bring, so they can cook something they know will be a hit. However, ensure that everyone brings something different.

How do I offer to bring something to dinner? ›

Offer To Bring Food or Drinks

Don't hesitate to give your host a call to ask them whether you can offer to bring a dish or two—something that will complement what they plan to prepare.

Do you have to bring food to a potluck? ›

Anything More Than Empty Hands Is Acceptable. There are two essential ingredients for a potluck: people and food.

How do I answer what should I bring? ›

Think about:
  1. your enthusiasm for the profession and the employer and your desire to make your mark.
  2. your personal qualities, such as your drive and willingness to learn.
  3. the skills the employer seeks and how you have demonstrated them in the past – your answer should show why you would be competent in the job.
Feb 5, 2024

What to tell people when they ask what they can bring? ›

I usually just say, we have it covered, your presence is enough. But occasionally I ask for something that is their specialty. If someone is particularly proud of their cake, salad, home made wine, etc, I will often ask them to bring it. It usually makes them feel proud and helpful, and I plan around it.

Is it rude to not bring anything to a potluck? ›

Yes, it is considered rude to not bring anything to a potluck, as it can seem that you're taking advantage of other people's contributions without giving anything in return.

What not to bring to potluck? ›

These Are The 5 Worst Dishes To Bring To Holiday Potluck Dinners
  • Baked potatoes in aluminum foil.
  • Mayo-based salads.
  • Fish and seafood.
  • Nuts.
  • Leafy green salads.
Dec 8, 2023

What to bring to a dinner party when they say don't bring anything? ›

A floral delivery, homemade snack, an addition to their beverage collection, a present for another treasured family member or any memento with meaning will all leave a lovely impression. Then after the event, send a handwritten thank-you note.

What to bring to a casual dinner party? ›

what to bring to a dinner party
  • Something to drink. This is probably the most obvious. ...
  • fresh flowers. This is another safe one and something I personally love receiving. ...
  • a good book. ...
  • an appetizer. ...
  • dessert. ...
  • top shelf olive oil. ...
  • a homemade consumable gift. ...
  • Sea Salt and a salt cellar.
Jan 17, 2024

What to bring to a party as a guest food? ›

38 Ideas For Party Food That Will Please Any Crowd
  • Chicken Fajita Quesadillas. tasty.co. ...
  • Cheeseburger Sliders. tasty.co. ...
  • Tomato Basil Bruschetta. tasty.co. ...
  • Cranberry Pecan Cheese Ball. tasty.co. ...
  • Chicken Pesto Pinwheels. ...
  • Garlic Parmesan-Stuffed Mushrooms. ...
  • Deep-Fried Mini Calzones (Panzarotti) ...
  • Honey Lime Sriracha Chicken Poppers.
Dec 21, 2023

What is the easiest thing to bring to a potluck? ›

Potato chips, pigs in a blanket, fruit kebabs, hummus and pita bread, roll-ups, bruschetta, cookies, brownie bites, deviled eggs, and potato skins are stellar snacks to bring to a potluck. You want to pick up snacks that are easy to eat and easy to clean up, too.

What store-bought food can I bring to a potluck? ›

  • Sushi. If there's a boat I want to sail away on, it's a sushi boat. ...
  • Cheese and Charcuterie Fixings. Has anyone ever been sad to see a cheese and charcuterie board at a potluck? ...
  • Canned and Jarred Goods. ...
  • Shrimp and co*cktail Sauce. ...
  • Chips and Dip. ...
  • Frozen Apps. ...
  • Fried Chicken. ...
  • Soup.
Sep 16, 2023

How big of a dish to bring to a potluck? ›

As a general rule, plan for one main dish serving and one or two side dish servings per person. For example, if you have 30 guests, you would aim for approximately 30 main dish servings and 60 side dish servings.

What is the best answer for what brings you here? ›

"I am here because I know that my skills are an excellent match for your needs. When I initially read your job description, I saw a strong correlation between your needs and what I can offer. For example, I have experience in cross-departmental team management and am a six sigma black belt."

How do you answer what value do you bring? ›

Aspects of your personality and work style that align well with the company's stated values. A unique skill or skill set that will complement the work of the team you'll be joining. Knowledge of a new trend or technology that would help the company.

What to tell people to bring? ›

5 Best Things to Ask Guests to Bring to a Dinner Party, Etiquette...
  • Side dishes.
  • Their signature dish.
  • Non-alcoholic beverages.
  • Dessert.
  • Ice.
  • And here's one thing not to ask them to bring.
Feb 18, 2024

What brings you to or what brought you to? ›

While you're correct that "What has brought you here?" is correct, "What brings you here?" is generally understood to mean something very specific: "Why are you here?" or "What has caused you to come here?", not what literally brought you (a car, a bus, a cab, a rickshaw).


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