Food PreparationMajor Program


Total Hours




with Local Stakeholders.



of Multistate Efforts.


Total Number

of Volunteers Engaged.

Program Indicators

Number of individuals reporting improved knowledge, opinions, skills, or aspirations regarding the safe storage, handling, and preparation of food


Number of individuals who demonstrated safe handling and preparation of food


Number of individuals who report intention to cook more


Number of individuals who report preparing more healthy home cooked meals



Cook Wild Kentucky Helps Locals Learn New Ways to Prepare Game Meats

Many rural individuals harvest and utilize wild game meat in their daily diets. This is especially common for most of Eastern Kentucky and specifically Lewis County. Despite an abundance of game meat there is often a lack of knowledge about ways to cook these meats in a healthy manner. Game meats are naturally low in fat and cholesterol but traditional cooking methods such as frying are often resorted to due to a lack of knowledge about alternative ways to cook and use the meat. University of Ke...

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Cook Wild Kentucky Helps Locals Learn New Ways to Prepare Game Meats

Stories Behind the Numbers

  • Successful Cooking Series

    SituationAs a new agent in the county I wanted to offer programs to bring people into the office and to get to know people in the community. Also, our EFNEP assistant had recently retired so there was... Read More

  • Cooking 101 - the Road to Excellence

    Cooking 101 was developed and implemented at the direction of the Family and Consumer Science (FCS) extension council. Members of the council discussed that eating at home with the family unit promote... Read More

  • Sourdough Bread Workshops

    Due to an increasing interest in heritage skills, the Perry County Cooperative Extension Service set out to address one of these needs. Many individuals and agencies teach current, trendy classes, but... Read More

  • Breaking a Few Eggs

    A recent study in U.S. children aged 7-13 years examined the relationship between MPOD and measures of cognitive function. The researchers hypothesized that macular pigment would be beneficially assoc... Read More

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