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COVID-19 Advisory: WSU Extension is working to keep our communities safe. All Extension programming is being provided virtually, postponed, or canceled. Effective March 16, 2020, WSU Extension county offices and WSU Research & Extension Centers will be closed to the public. We are available via email, phone, and webconference.

Food Safety & Nutrition

Food Safety, Nutrition and Food Preservation
The Food Safety and Nutrition Education program in Clark County provides research based food safety and nutrition information to consumers. Washington State University Extension Food Safety and Nutrition programs help families make food and physical activity choices that promote health and prevent disease. WSU Clark County Extension Master Food Preservers provide food preservation and food safety information.

Food Preservation and Safety Helpline

An educator or a trained volunteer can answer your questions about food safety and food preservation issues Monday through Friday 9am – 4pm, at 564-397-5366. Please leave a message and they will return your call.  National Food Safety and Nutrition Hotlines offer additional assistance.

Home Food Preservation Courses

Have you ever wondered if you are safely processing your tomatoes, green beans, tuna or salmon?  How do I know when my produce is properly dehydrated and how to store it?  What is the difference between low acid and high acid?  The answers to these and many more questions can be found by taking one of the courses offered by and held at the WSU Clark County Extension Heritage Farms.  Our classes don’t fit into your busy schedule?  Take the new WSU online course “Preserve the Taste of Summer” at home at your leisure.  Learn more about these courses!

Master Food Preservers – Volunteer Program

Master Food Preserver volunteers receive 50 hours of college level training and then volunteer to answer consumer questions about food preservation and general food safety, hold classes about food preservation, and test pressure gauges during the summer season. These are just a few of the many volunteer opportunities available. Learn more about the Master Food Preserver program.

Nutrition Education Programs



The Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program (EFNEP) is a federal and state funded program designed to teach nutrition information to parenting adults and to children living in low-income neighborhoods.



A nutrition education program that teaches youth and adults with limited incomes skills and behaviors to eat healthy and maximize the value of their food dollars and food assistance benefits.


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Food Preservation or Food Safety Questions?


Contact us via our
Food Preservation & Safety Helpline

Call Food Safety and Preservation Hotline @ 360-397-6060 ext.5366

Monday thru Friday


Upcoming Classes



“You Can!”
Food Preservation Classes

Tuesday Evening
5:30 PM – 7:30 PM
August 18 – October 6, 2020



Contact Us

Zena Edwards
Food Safety & Nutrition
1919 NE 78th St Vancouver, WA 98665