WASHINGTON, D.C. (WENY) - With the thanksgiving holiday coming up, it's important to think about how people might bring food through airports if they plan to fly to their destination. 

According to TSA, most foods can be carried through a checkpoint, but there are some items that will need to be transported in checked baggage.

TSA says that if it's a solid item, then it can go through a checkpoint. However, if the item has the potential to spill and it's larger than 3.4 ounces, then it should go in a checked bag.

Thanksgiving foods that can be carried through a TSA checkpoint...

  • Baked goods. Homemade or store-bought pies, cakes, cookies, brownies and other sweet treats.
  • Meats. Turkey, chicken, ham, steak. Frozen, cooked or uncooked.
  • Stuffing. Cooked, uncooked, in a box or in a bag.
  • Casseroles. Traditional green beans and onion straws or something more exotic.
  • Mac 'n Cheese. Cooked in a pan or traveling with the ingredients to cook it at your destination.
  • Fresh vegetables. Potatoes, yams, broccoli, green beans, Brussels sprouts, cauliflower, beets, radishes, carrots, squash, greens.
  • Fresh fruit. Apples, pears, pineapple, lemons, limes, cranberries, blueberries, strawberries, bananas, kiwi.
  • Candy.
  • Spices.

Thanksgiving foods that should be carefully packed with your checked baggage...

  • Cranberry sauce. Homemade or canned are spreadable, so check them.
  • Gravy. Homemade or in a jar/can.
  • Wine, champagne, sparking apple cider.
  • Canned fruit or vegetables. It's got liquid in the can, so check them.
  • Preserves, jams and jellies. They are spreadable, so best to check them.
  • Maple syrup.