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
Families with limited resources receive nutrition education though the Food $ense Nutrition Program to children in school classrooms, after school programs, parent education through schools, WIC, and community and senior centers. Click here to view Food $ense Recipes. Diabetes classes teach people with diabetes or pre-diabetes how to manage their health through healthy food choices and exercise.