The Family and Consumer Science Program is a valuable resource for all types of families. Individuals and committees help identify and prioritize needs and issues affecting county residents. Unbiased, research-based information and educational programs are developed and delivered to help support and improve the quality of life for Nez Perce County families.
Just in Time Parenting (JITP), is an outreach innovation that brings quality research-based information to families at the time it can be most useful and make the biggest difference in their lives. Over the past 25 years, Extension faculty in land-grant universities have developed and evaluated an unusually parent-friendly series. Capitalizing on the “teachable moment,” monthly “just in time” newsletters are delivered – keyed to the age of each parent’s child. A team of Extension professionals from over 30 land-grant universities are transforming these research-based age-paced newsletters into a national interactive Internet resource on parenting.
Eat Smart Idaho is Idaho’s Food Stamp Nutrition Education Program, and is designed to help adults with limited resources learn how to stretch their food dollars to provide tasty, low-cost, and healthy meals for their families. Nutrition Advisors teach group and one-on-one educational lessons to adults and children. The lessons cover basic nutrition, stretching the food dollar, food resource management, and food safety. Program funding is provided by the USDA Food and Nutrition Service in cooperation with the Idaho Department of Health and Welfare Food Stamp Program. For every dollar requested from the USDA Food and Nutrition Service for the operation of Eat Smart Idaho, the state of Idaho provides matching dollars in the form of salaries and expenses.
Food Safety and Preservation
Information about food preservation and food safety is available at the UI Extension, Nez Perce County office. Planning on canning? To be safe, dial gauges need to be tested yearly, and more often if you are using your canner all year long. Bring them to the UI Extension, Nez Perce County office for testing. We can usually test them while you wait, but plan on leaving them for 24 hours.
- USDA Complete Guide to Home Canning – 2009
- Safe Food Handling
Fight bacteria: Clean—Separate—Cook—Chill
UI Extension offers Preserve @ Home, a web-based food preservation course designed to teach individuals how to preserve a variety of food products. Participants learn how to produce high quality preserved foods and the science behind food preservation and food safety. Watch the UI Extension, Boundary County website for more information about upcoming sessions.
The National Center for Home Food Preservation is your source for current research-based recommendations for most methods of home food preservation. The Center was established with funding from the Cooperative State Research, Education and Extension Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture (CSREES-USDA) to address food safety concerns for those who practice and teach home food preservation and processing methods. It’s your place to find current research-based recommendations from the USDA, NCHFP, the University of Georgia Cooperative Extension Service and other land-grant universities in the Extension system.
This free, self-paced online course is for those wanting to learn more about home canning and preservation. This course is offered in the University of Georgia eLC system. UGA requires registration for you to receive a login.