Family and Consumer Sciences
Idaho consumers need reliable, up-to-date information on how to keep their food safe during selection, preparation and storage, whether they prepare it themselves or purchase meals partially or fully prepared. UI Extension is a reliable source of home food safety and preparation information. Classes can be provided on a variety of food safety related topics upon request. You may also call our office if you have questions about food selection, storage or preservation.
Germ City is a program/exhibit that teaches and motivates children and families about the importance of hand washing for good health and food safety. The Germ City exhibit is a 7’ high x 7’ long x 3’ wide tent-like structure with a ultra-violet light inside. Children and adults apply a black light sensitive lotion to their hands and enter the Germ City and see pretend germs. After initial observation, participants wash their hands normally, re-visit Germ City, and assess their effectiveness.
Healthy Diabetes Plate
The University of Idaho Extension offers “Healthy Eating with Diabetes: A Nutrition Education Workshop” to teach individuals how to successfully manage their diabetes through healthy eating habits. Shelly Johnson, M.S., teaches the program and is interested in helping people make the changes necessary to be successful in managing their diabetes. Learn more.
Preserve @ Home
Are you interested in canning and food preservation? Anyone with an interest in food preservation and food safety can enroll in Preserve Food @ Home offered by the University of Idaho Extension. Preserve Food @ Home teaches individuals how to safely preserve a variety of food products. Participants learn how to produce high quality preserved foods and the science behind food preservation and safety.
Individuals with little or no previous food preservation experience are welcome. Students progress through lessons at their own pace or at a time convenient to them using one of two convenient methods of instruction which are On-line or Correspondence. Visit the University of Idaho Extension Boundary County's website for more information.