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Family & Community
Oregon State University Extension's Family & Community Development Field Faculty work collaboratively with community organizations and Extension volunteers to develop programs.
Food insecurity and poor nutrition are present across all age groups. One in eight individuals is using food stamps. Obesity and often-accompanying diabetes have been identified as the most significant health challenges. Food safety, especially in the increasingly larger and more vulnerable older adult population, remains a constant threat.
Using demographic and health status data to identify challenges and accompanying opportunities, Sharon Johnson has developed programs that respond to community priorities and are affirmed through key informant interviewing.
Safe food handling can prevent foodborne illness. This web page highlights ways to prepare, preserve, and store food safely
Food Preservation Online resource materials and links to other information on ways to increase safe food practices during food preparation.
Food Preparation Resource materials and links to other sources for information on freezing, drying, canning, smoking and pickling.
Food Storage Safe food and water storage for emergencies.
For any further information contact:
Cheryl Kirk, Instructor