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Family & Community Health
The Fall 2013 Food Hero pre-survey is here. Please take a few minutes and complete the on-line survey. Your input is greatly appreciated! Be one of the first to complete the survey and you will receive a Food Hero Cutting Board.
- English online survey:
- Spanish online survey:
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- Celebrate the summer harvest
- Stay Energized with a Healthy Snack
- Enjoy Winter Squash
Food Safety & Preservation Hotline
1-800-354-7319 Seasonal Hours Only (Currenty Closed)
- Turkey Basics - SP50-1000 (PDF)
- Turkey Fact Sheet - SP50-880 (PDF)
- Preparación del Pavo - SP50-880S (PDF)
Emergency response information:
Water Storage for Emergencies
A 2-page document describing how to prepare for emergencies--(how much water to store, what type of containers to use, where to store water). It also includes what to do in the event of an emergency including how to identify alternative water sources and purifying water to avoid illness.
Preparing your Family for Emergencies
What would you do if the water, gas, electyricity and telephone were cut off for an indefinite period? Local officials and relief workers will be on the scene after a disaster, but they cannot reach everyone right away. Learn how families can cope with disaster by preparing in advance.
When the Power Fails
Winter power outages can be an expensive inconvenience when you have food in your freezer. You'll want to know what food to keep and what you should throw away.
Helpful household tips:
Spot and Stain Removal Guide for Washable Fabrics
Learn how to remove a variety of stains when doing the laundry.
Sometimes it is inconvenient to run to the store to purchase an ingredient when cooking. You may want to try a substitute from supplies available in your kitchen.
Recalls and Product Safety News
Product and safety news from the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC).