Food Safety and Nutrition
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.
Food Safety and Nutrition Hotline
An educator or a trained volunteer can answer your questions about food safety, food preservation or basic nutrition issues.
Food and Nutrition Hotlines offer additional assistance.
Food Safety Articles for Consumers
View or download Food Safety factsheets on various topics.
Download USDA Food Safety Podcasts. Listen to over 30 topics on preparing and storing food safely. Podcasts are 5–8 minutes in length.
Visit Frequently Asked Questions link to page with questions to find the answers to commonly asked questions about food preservation and safety.
Food Safety for Food Service
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WSU Extension, in partnership with the Clark County Health Department, provides food safety training for food service employees beyond the basic heath card testing. WSU Extension offers a Person In Charge training and the ServSafe Certification Course.
Access information about local health card testing.
Person In Charge Training For Food Workers. Brochure with Schedule and Registration Form
Master Food Preservers – Volunteer Program
Master Food Preserver volunteers receive 40 hours of intensive 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. Click here to learn more about the Master Food Preserver program.
Road to Health: Diabetes Prevention Program
Do you have Pre-diabetes or at risk for Diabetes? People with pre-diabetes often do not experience any symptoms. A person’s risk for diabetes includes: a family history of diabetes, history of gestational diabetes, being over the age of 45, overweight, and physically inactive. To know your risk score, take the test on page 2 of the registration form.
Road to Health: Diabetes Prevention Program is a 16-week lifestyle change program that supports people in making changes to reduce their risk for type 2 diabetes. The Diabetes Prevention Program empowers people to lower their risk for type 2 diabetes by losing modest amounts of weight by decreasing fat and calorie intake and participating in regularly in physical activity.
The sessions will help participants develop lifelong skills for healthy living through step-by-step changes. Following the sixteen-week series, monthly sessions will be held to help participants maintain their lifestyle changes.
Nutrition Education Programs
Families with limited resources receive nutrition education though the Food $ense Program to children in school classrooms, after school programs, parent education through schools, WIC, and community and senior centers.
Diabetes classes teach people with diabetes or pre-diabetes how to manage their health through healthy food choices and exercise.